Working with teens and adults with an integrative, trauma-informed perspective, respecting the relationship between mind, body, and spirit.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California
Being a teenager is challenging, with massive developmental and social shifts. Being the parent of a teenager can be terrifying. It is a critical time, and multiple factors determine long-term mental health. Helping young people get back on track increases long-term stability and overall well-being. I have worked with teens and young adults since 2001 through my career as an educational and career consultant for Sierra College. I provided therapy to young adults and teens through my internships
Trauma has a way of hijacking our lives. Let's work together to reconnect you with those you love and yourself. I am a Certified Brainspotting Practitioner. Healing can happen more quickly because Brainspotting accesses the primitive parts of the brain where frightening and traumatic experiences are stored. This method is effective with both external and internal processors. Less verbal individuals do well with Brainspotting because healing does not require speaking aloud if they choose not to.
As a highly sensitive person or an empath, do you absorb the feelings of those around you? Do you get overwhelmed and feel drained from social situations? Learn to untangle what emotions belong to you and those that belong to others. Learn skills to create boundaries that will increase your sense of balance. Once you learn to manage your heightened sensitivity, it can become a valued gift instead of a hindrance.
Brainspotting is an effective trauma treatment that works by helping you identify, process, and release emotional and physical pain from the limbic system. It allows you to transform traumatic responses and the negative beliefs. Trauma can be healed.
Brainspotting is an effective trauma treatment that works by helping you identify, process, and release emotional and physical pain from the limbic system. It allows you to transform traumatic responses and the negative beliefs. I am a Certified Brainspotting Practitioner.
Integrative therapy is a flexible, inclusive practice that combines multiple theoretical orientations and techniques to promote healing on all levels: emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual. Your characteristics, preferences, needs, beliefs, and motivation are considered to formulate the best therapy approach. Some modalities I utilize include mindfulness, nutritional therapies, Brainspotting, harm reduction, and motivational interviewing within a holistic, existential framework.