Choosing a therapist can be a daunting task, and finding the right fit is an important part of your therapeutic journey.
Student Therapist in San Diego, CA
Supervised by Dr. Allison Brownlee
Psychodynamic therapy examines deep underlying factors that contribute to a person's current difficulties. This therapeutic approach emphasizes mutuality, connection, and authenticity within the therapeutic relationship, providing a safe and supportive space for clients to explore their inner world and the influence of past experiences, gain insight into unconscious patterns and unresolved conflicts, and develop self-awareness.
EMDR is a therapeutic modality to treat trauma. When we experience a situation that causes a great deal of emotional distress, the memory can be inadequately processed and thus stored improperly. Bilateral stimulation is used to “re-open” the memory and process it effectively, removing the maladaptive response (e.g. being triggered) that was initially created. Rather than recounting the trauma through words, we seek to process the traumatic experience through emotions and body sensations.
AEDP heals trauma and helps to undo aloneness by championing the innate healing capacity of neuroplasticity in a safe, attached therapeutic relationship. Through moment-to-moment, sensation-focused, in-depth processing of difficult emotional and relational experiences, AEDP helps clients recover their sense of self, increase resilience and improve relational closeness.
Anxiety can show up as jitters, ruminating thoughts, worry, avoidance, angry outbursts, sleep issues, or an intense need to control or be perfect, to name a few. While anxiety can feel like torture, it is not a symptom to be eliminated. It is a survival strategy that is trying to keep you safe. Through our work, we will identify and explore more deeply the root causes of your anxiety and what it is trying to communicate with you.
As the spouse of a Naval aviator, I have a unique understanding of military life. I have experience working with active-duty military members, military veterans, and military spouses struggling with PTSD, addiction issues, grief, civilian reintegration, and mood disorders. No matter if you're the service member or the partner, navigating the complex and often emotionally draining list of unknowns can be overwhelming.
Spiritual and religious values can play a major part in human life, a potential resource in therapy, and a powerful source of meaning and purpose. Spiritual values help many people make sense of the universe and are instrumental in promoting healing and well-being. We will explore your beliefs and practices to better understand your internal working model.