I'm a trauma specialist and EMDR therapist in the Pasadena area. I work predominately with sexual abuse survivors & dissociative disorders.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA
I use the following Trauma Modalities in my practice: EMDR Brainspotting Trauma Resiliency Module (somatic therapy) The Havening Techniques® TF-CBT Complex Trauma Certification Training Level 1 & 2 (CCTP/CCTP-II) Course with Janina Fisher (specific training to treat Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders)/Parts Work Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy that has been successful in helping people who suffer from trauma, anxiety, panic, disturbing memories, nightmares, etc. EMDR uses bilateral stimulation (such as eye movements or tapping) while the client attends to past memories and triggers, in efforts to decrease or eliminate emotional distress connected to the memory.
Brainspotting is a somatic therapy that helps clients access the subcortical (non-verbal) part of the brain, where trauma is typically stored. According to the creator of brainspotting, David Grand, "where you look affects how you feel." Since our eyes gives us access to the subcortical brain, Brainspotting uses the visual field as a way to helps release stored memories.
If you are living with traumatic events from your past, ranging from insult, abuse, humiliation, violence, attachment wounds, or even subtle disappointments, therapy could be a safe space to address these injuries. Through a collaborative approach and taking into account the mind & body, we join our clients on a journey of exploration, growth, and healing. We can assist you in reconnecting with yourself, feel grounded, and manage your life more smoothly.