I help folks understand & process family roles, relationship dynamics & survival mechanisms learned in childhood that no longer serve them.
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Fullerton, CA
Supervised by Jacqueline Plante, CA LMFT No. 91084
I have experience supporting people struggling with a variety of anxiety-related difficulties and disorders including generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, panic attacks, and intrusive thoughts.
I have experience working with a variety of difficulties related to sexuality including intimacy problems, dating, sexual thoughts and behaviors, and more.
I have experience working with life transitions and adjustments including entering new stages of life, ending a relationship, becoming new parents, loss of identity, and more.
Places an emphasis on the balanced and integrated development of the whole person, in their physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual aspects.
Attachment is the emotional bond we form with another person. The attachment with our early caregivers can leave an impact on one's life and relationships depending on how accessible, available, responsive, and consistent they were. This is called an attachment style and it can impact how we relate and connect with other people. According to Attachment Theory, our adult relationships often mirror the dynamic we had with our caregivers.
I have experience supporting people with attachment wounds and trauma. Including family of origin issues, narcissistic parents, and patterns of relationships.
I have experience guiding people who are motivated for personal healing and growth. Including growing self-esteem, self-love, and self-compassion.
Existential is concerning human existence. As human beings, it is natural for us to search for higher meaning in life. This can look like asking questions like “Why am I here?” "What's my purpose in life?" and other questions that examine the fundamental nature of life. This leads to an expansion of the mind, building a sense of spirituality, examining existence, relinquishing a false sense of control, and surrendering to the unpredictability and mystery of life.
Developing self-awareness is the foundation of growth and healing. When we increase our consciousness, it's like casting light on a dark shadow. The more self-aware we can be, the more we can learn to truly understand, accept, and love ourselves. The foundation of depth psychotherapy is illuminating light on parts of the self that have been hidden in the darkness of our unconscious. This form of healing addresses the roots of our issues as a means to treat the presenting symptoms.
I have experience supporting people who are motivated for personal healing and growth. Including healing inner child wounds, increasing self-love and compassion.
I have experience supporting people struggling with low-self esteem, self-criticism, perfectionism, negative self-talk, insecurity, and narcissism.
I have experience supporting relationships and family conflicts including communication issues, infidelity, polyamory/non-monogamy, parenting, divorce, separation, and child-parent issues.
Utilizing aspects of Gottman and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), this approach helps people become more aware of emotions, how to regulate them, and increase awareness of the multiple layers of emotional experiences that impacts their reactivity and communication. This method helps to bridge understanding and empathy, and cultivate healthier ways to communicate which fosters closeness, respect, and intimacy.