I am am a bilingual Spanish/ English Associate Marital and Family Therapist with experience in working in Mental Health for 4 years.
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in SUN VALLEY, CA
Supervised by Lisa Pulsifer, LCSW
Anxiety presents itself as excessive worry. It can result from reasonable stressors, or can occur for no identified reason. Anxiety can cause difficulty sleeping, difficulty concentrating, irritability, muscle tension, fatigue and restlessness. Some individuals also experience panic attacks. These symptoms could impact your life in various areas (i.e., home, work, school). You may become easily overwhelmed when relating to family members and work colleagues.
Depression can be described as excessive sadness or “feeling blue.” It could be triggered by reasonable events or be present when there is not an identified reason. Typically, there are negative thoughts about oneself, others, and of the future/world. Depression can develop a sense of hopelessness where, “nothing I do is good enough,” and one feels “what is the point of trying?” It could also include symptoms of difficulty sleeping, difficulty concentrating, irritability, low energy/fatigue, and
Excessive use of psychoactive drugs, such as alcohol, pain medications, or illegal drugs. It can lead to physical, social, or emotional harm.
Solution-focused therapy is a goal-directed collaborative approach to psychotherapeutic change that is conducted through direct observation of clients' responses to a series of precisely constructed questions.
Family Therapy is with two or more people that are in the same family/household. Treatment is always tailored to the family’s specific goals and culture. Typically, we recommend people receive Individual Therapy prior to Family Therapy, but it is not a requirement. Sessions are 50 minutes and the focus is to Improve Communication, Problem Solving, Bonding, and the overall Quality of the Relationship.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is a psycho-social intervention that aims to reduce symptoms of various mental health conditions, primarily depression and anxiety disorders.