Do your anxious thoughts, racing heart and trouble concentrating feel overwhelming? Can you take a DEEP breath? There is hope. I can help.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Virtual sessions, CA
When you lose someone you love the floor drops out. Your whole body has to reorganize itself around the loss of a beloved. It is often not an experience to describe in words because it lives in a part of us that is deeper than words can express. You do not have to be in that place alone. If it would help to have a companion/guide I would be humbled to walk with you.
It feels relentless and scary. When anxiety takes over it feels like you've lost control. I have years of practice working with highly anxious people. I will help you take your life back. Body and brain science has given us amazing tools to understand what is setting off all the alarms. Together we will turn them off and reset the system so it can really keep you safe.
Finding the motivation you have for making change is like finding the gas station. Your individual motivation will fuel your journey. Many people want to change and find it very difficult to do so. With motivational interviewing I help you discern your values and reasons for making new choices that lead to long-term changes in your life.
The ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences Study) revealed that 6 in 10 adults (from a large study of middle income, educated, employed adults) had at least 1 significant adverse childhood experience. A large percentage of the general population has had more than 1. Increased exposure to trauma increases: negative health outcomes, mental health issues, and likelihood of premature death. The good news is that the impact of ACES can be reversed with therapy that is focused on addressing trauma.
Couples counseling can help couples in all types of intimate relationships — regardless of sexual orientation or marriage status. It focuses on helping a couple work through challenges, understand their relationship better, develop healthier ways of relating to one another and get unstuck from painful patterns. Premarital counseling can help couples achieve a deeper understanding of each other and iron out differences before marriage.
Recognizing our privilege is a complex, challenging, sometimes painful and often rewarding process. It can open us to perspectives that help us relate to others, and ourselves, in new ways. Many people do not have safe spaces to have hard conversations about racial bias and white privilege. I provide that space so you can learn, grow, and change. We are ALL connected.
What we attend to grows. Working with mindfulness practices builds pathways in the brain and body that link us to sources of wellbeing. I will teach you about the practice of mindfulness as well as why mindfulness is important and how it works so you can explore which avenues of mindfulness are most effective for you.
What we attend to grow. Mindfulness practices help to build new pathways in the brain and body - pathways focused on resources, strengths and wellness. I will teach you about the practice of mindfulness as well as why it is important and how to identify the most effective mindfulness practices for you. Every one is different - no cookie cutter here.