Cultivating change through self-exploration + practical skill use.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Redwood City, CA
I work as a member of The Wise Mind Institute which provides comprehensive DBT. When I work with individuals outside of our comprehensive DBT program, I often incorporate DBT skills within individual therapy. DBT emphasizes a balance between accepting where one is at and encouraging change.
Understanding one's family of origin helps to understand the culture, values, and dynamics that shaped one's perception of themselves, others, and the world. Intergenerational patterns can often times be at play without us being aware. Developing insight around these dynamics gives us the choice to keep what works for us and change what doesn't.
I value every individual as their own being. Although we can be shaped by our family of origin, I also believe that we have the agency to develop our own narratives and make our own choices that allow us to to develop a life we wan to live with joy.