I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist offering telehealth services for individuals and couples.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Carmel By The Sea, CA
I have worked as a school based counselor for two middle schools and two high schools. I also had adolescent clients in a low fee community clinic.
I have worked with numerous clients that suffer from Anxiety Disorders. I use interventions from many approaches in order to help my clients to feel relief. I have training in Compassionate Inquiry, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Emotion Focused Therapy.
Babies depend on their caregivers for survival. Parents can anticipate their infant's needs and respond most of the time (secure attachment) or they can not respond or respond inconsistently which creates panic in the infant (anxious/avoidant attachment). By working with me I hope I respond to your needs and anticipate your needs thus creating a secure attachment. We use that bond so you can safely explore the world and come back to a safe base.
This just means I steal, er borrow, from all sorts of theories when addressing your issues. You may be stuck in a negative thought pattern so I whip out the good ole CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and we attack those negative thoughts. You may be reacting from a triggered place so we will explore using Compassionate Inquiry.
Bowen is my main jam but I also use elements of Structural Family Therapy and Strategic Family Therapy. My plan is that I teach you about systems, how they work, and how to shift an unhealthy one. If you have a teen that's running the show at home I'm going to help you and your partner to get back into the position of leadership. No teen should be the head of the family. If you have pain in the ass in-laws or your own family I'm going to introduce you to the wonderful world of boundaries.
I have advanced training in perinatal mood disorders, anxiety, and loss. I am on track to receive my Perinatal Mental Health Certificate.
I am level I Gottman trained and have completed training in Emotion Focused Therapy. I help couples to gain insight into their relationship. I offer practical guidance in building more empathy, emotional control, and building a stronger bond with their partners.
We explore your childhood, your parent's parenting style, your relationship with your parents, and what you needed from your parents but may not have gotten. We use our relationship to correct past emotional experiences that have made a negative impact on you as an adult.
We explore many areas of your relationship such as sex and intimacy, dreams and meaning-making, and conflict. We will work to bring you closer emotionally while giving you skills to lower the temperature when things get too hot so to speak.
I use a direct approach to get to the heart of your relationship issues. You gain awareness and then decide to be new and different for the sake of your relationship or family.
I use a variety of approaches (Bowen Family Systems, Gottman, Relational Life Therapy, etc) to address the root of your relationship problems. I use an insight-oriented approach to help you see what's actually happening and interpersonal skills to change things for the better.