I offer a safe, uplifting, and transformative space for you to work through the concerns that bring you to therapy.
Therapist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
I use an evidence-based practice called Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), which is recognizes as the leading treatment for OCD.
I integrate a variety of approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other psychotherapy techniques to address the source and triggers of anxiety.
The therapist focuses on identifying and helping you change unhelpful ways of thinking, managing emotions, and developing problem-solving skills to help you cope with issues causing stress and/or problems in your life. This treatment can address a wide range of life concerns including: depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, mood issues, psychosis, and general management of stress. This type of therapy focuses on the "here-and-now" circumstances of your life.
This is an innovative type of therapy that helps a person to psychologically heal from the devastating effects of trauma. Eye-movements are used as a technique to assist in reprocessing traumatic memories to reduce and hopefully eliminate the emotional distress that is typically experienced as a result of such experiences. You will be supported to feel safe and ready for this type of treatment before proceeding.
Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM): This approach teaches you wellness skills to manage your body's reactions to stress and trauma. It also helps you to process traumatic experiences in a way that is manageable and increases your psychological resilience. Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET): I assist you to create a story of your life from beginning to the present. The therapy addresses the traumas that have occurred along the way but does not require you to focus on specific, single events.
I can help you in therapy to explore personal goals you have in life and addressing barriers that are getting in your way. While therapy aims to reduce symptoms causing you to feel emotionally stressed, it is also about helping you strengthen your understanding of yourself as an individual and what you want to get out of life.
Life has a habit of throwing challenges our way whether we have contributed or not to the circumstances. Life transitions include experiences such as: grief and loss issues following death of a loved one or ending of important relationships, changes in school and work, among many other things we could add to this list. I can support you in therapy to develop a broader range of coping strategies to manage these challenges so you feel able to face them.
I have a variety of specialized trainings in treating psychological trauma. Traumatic experiences take many forms and may have occurred as an isolated incident or chronically over an extended period of time. Trauma includes emotional, sexual, and physical abuse that happen as a child and/or adult. It includes life events that have overwhelmed a person's sense of trust in others and ability to cope in the world. My training has prepared me to support you to work through issues of this kind.