Hello! I have almost 20 years of clinical experience and love partnering with people that are ready to live a fulfilling live path.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Long Beach, CA
I have specialized training in Brainspotting, an advanced brain body technique that is helpful in healing emotional trauma, anxiety, mental blocks, physical pain, negative emotions, and can be supportive in other areas such as creativity or performance enhancement.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy stresses the role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. It is based on the belief that thoughts, rather than people or events, cause our negative feelings. The therapist assists the client in identifying, testing the reality of, and correcting dysfunctional beliefs underlying his or her thinking. The therapist then helps the client modify those thoughts and the behaviors that flow from them.
It is so easy to get wrapped up in the "I should haves" of the past and the worries of the future, that the present is muddied, causing the littlest hurdle to be overwhelming or the most pleasant experience to be missed. Mindfulness allows individuals to fully experience the present, good or bad, non-judgmentally, one mindfully, and effectively.
Psychotherapy is one of the greatest ways to build your confidence. With my holistic approach, through a variety of methodologies, we will examine your underlying thoughts and beliefs, and together we will do the work of finding and building that faith in yourself. I will help you achieve the confidence to live your best life and know that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to!
If you are struggling with feelings of sadness or hopelessness, or have lost interest in activities you once enjoyed, you would benefit from psychotherapy. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been found to be effective in treating depression, and is one of the many modalities I employ to help you recognize unhealthy thinking, and grow new and healthy thoughts and behaviors.
Anxiety can affect anyone, regardless of race, age, or gender. And while there is no exact known cause of anxiety, it can be caused by a number of factors, including: genetics, environmental factors, brain chemistry, stress, childhood abuse, diet, exercise, and sleep habits. Because my psychotherapy services treat the whole person, my approach is highly personalized to help you uncover the areas that are causing stress.