Welcome! I work with highly sensitive people who want to feel more ease, heal from past wounds, and improve their relationships.
Psychotherapist in South Pasadena, CA
As a trauma therapist, I prioritize safety and respect for your boundaries. I want to hear anything you want to tell me, and support you in sharing your story in a way that is not retraumatizing. We also work together to find you strategies for soothing your nervous system, decreasing symptoms such as nightmares or flashbacks, and creating safe relationships in your current life.
Together we will figure out what happened, or what is going on now, that is triggering depression for you. As we work to understand what is driving your depression, we will also collaborate to discover strategies for helping you feel better and start to build a life that feels worth living.
In addition to disentangling whatever is sustaining the anxiety that is keeping you stuck, we will harness mindfulness-based strategies for working directly with the nervous system to help you feel more ease and presence of mind.
I believe that eating disorders show up for a reason and that healing from the eating disorder involves understanding and making peace with our complex histories and selves. Together we will work to cultivate compassion for your humanness and begin to heal your relationship with food and your body. I am honored to work with individuals whose journeys around pregnancy, race, sexual identity, age, and gender identity intersect with their journeys around food and body.
I provide compassionate, knowledgeable support through the perinatal journey. I offer a safe place to explore your experience of pregnancy, birth and the transition to parenthood. Additionally, I offer specialized support for perinatal mood/anxiety disorders, birth trauma, NICU parents and couples struggling with the transition to parenthood.
I am trained in the Trauma Resiliency Model and Hakomi (level one) and believe in the power of integrating somatic awareness and the somatic experience in the therapeutic process.