I am a bilingual Asian American therapist specializing in treatment of anxiety and trauma for children, adolescents, and adults.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Encino, CA
In family systems theory, we understand that what affects one family member affects the whole family. Family members are often connected with one another through their thoughts, emotions, and actions. When there are dysfunctional family dynamics, each family member may respond differently. By understanding your family role and dynamics, you can learn to start making change in your own life and create healthier patterns of relating with others.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a form of talk therapy that teaches you how to notice your thoughts as they affect your feelings and behaviors. In CBT, you will learn how to reframe or change your thoughts to more helpful ones that will lead to more positive emotions and patterns of behavior. I will teach you coping strategies that help you to manage stress, regulate your emotions, and form healthier relationships.
Brainspotting is a rapid and effective brain and body-based type of therapy. In Brainspotting, we harness your brain's natural ability to heal by attuning to your body's sensations and emotional experiences while processing. Brainspotting is effective for a number of issues, including anxiety, trauma, depression, barriers in work, communication, and relationships.
If you have difficulty communicating with your partner or other important people in your life, I can help. By identifying emotional needs and exploring childhood and past relationship experiences, I can help you to gain awareness and change your relationship patterns. When you are able to understand yourself, you will learn to take care of yourself and others in a deeper way.
I can help you to understand your emotions and learn to control your anxiety. I will help you identify your patterns of thinking, reframe unhelpful thoughts, and practice coping skills that you can use in and out of session.
If you have ever experience trauma symptoms such as flashbacks, avoidance, or nightmares, then you know how it can feel to live in fear. I can help you become more aware of your trauma response, identify triggers, and learn coping strategies. I utilize body-based strategies such as Brainspotting and mindfulness. Therapy is a safe space to understand your emotions and heal from trauma. We will work at a pace comfortable for you, with openness and no judgment.