I believe every person can benefit from greater self awareness. I provide a safe and supportive environment where clients can be authentic.
Marriage & Family Therapist in Carlsbad, CA
Intimate relationships can be the most rewarding and the most difficult part of our lives. I am honored to help couples communicate more successfully, notice and have gratitude for the aspects of their relationship that they cherish, notice and eliminate patters and behaviors that are damaging to the relationship and hurtful to each member of the couple.
I frequently use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - sometimes alone or in combination with other therapies ― for clients experiencing depression or anxiety. Many people find it helpful to gain better understanding of the thoughts, emotions and beliefs surrounding a particular problem in their life. Challenging the thoughts and beliefs and understanding their origin can lead to new insights growth and a new ways to experience the same challenge.
In therapy, my goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment where clients can be themselves. I aim to support clients as they share the aspects of their lives they are unhappy with and offer caring exploration along the way. Through an approach of understanding and insight, I work to help clients live healthier and more satisfying lives.
Anger is a healthy emotion that sometimes causes behavior with serious consequences. I work with clients who want to find healthier ways to express their anger. I can help you learn tools to become more aware of when your anger and frustration are escalating and how to take care of yourself effectively and communicate your needs without hurting loved ones or jeopardizing your job.
Depression is the persistent feeling of sadness, hopelessness and loss of interest in most activities. It affects how you feel, think and behave. Those with depression may feel that life isn't worth living. Angry outbursts can also be a sign of depression in some people. I have extensive experience helping clients with depression through care, understanding and support. Psychotherapy can help, and seeking treatment is the best first step.
Experiencing occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. However, people with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Utilizing a mindfulness approach along with Cognitive Behavioral tactics, it is possible to calm the fear and retrain the brain.