As we journey together, you will find me a warm, insightful guide who will work with you to find healing and hope.
Therapist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
I have worked with preteens/ teens across a number of settings, including residential care, educational settings, and outpatient therapy. I work best with teens struggling with complex trauma, anxiety, and/or with feeling that they don't belong. In my practice, I create a safe space in which to explore questions of identity/ belonging, as well as to heal from anxiety and trauma. I have several different possible approaches and together, we will choose the ones that work best for you/ your teen.
I have worked with preteens/ teens across a number of settings, including residential care, educational settings, and outpatient therapy. In my practice, I create a safe space in which to explore questions of identity/ belonging, as well as to heal from anxiety and trauma. Together, we will tailor therapy so that it is the best possible fit for you/ your teen. For more information about the approaches I draw from, visit my website at: https://www.jamiemartos.com/services
If you are struggling with distressing memories and strong emotional responses, you may benefit from treatment for trauma. I am trained in EMDR, a powerful tool that can help you resolve the past, gain fresh perspective, and heal from symptoms like flashbacks and nightmares. As you heal from the past, you may also be surprised to find newfound peace, energy, and confidence in the present.
If you are struggling with frequent worry thoughts, panic attacks, and/or social anxiety, I can help. I have experience and training in the use of EMDR for anxiety, which can bring healing into the any memories or current triggers that may be contributing to current fears. With wisdom from CBT and DBT, I can also help you learn new skills to better manage your anxiety so that it stops interfering with your daily life. Together, we will find the treatment style and skills that work best for you.
If you are struggling with frequent worry thoughts, panic attacks, and/or social anxiety, I can help you gain new skills to allow you to regulate anxiety in the moment so that you can return to a state of calm. In addition, I have experience in the use of EMDR for anxiety, which can bring healing into any memories or current triggers that may be contributing to current fears while also addressing anticipatory fears for the future.
I am an EMDR-trained therapist with advanced training in the use of EMDR with teens. One of the things I love about EMDR is that it offers so much control to the client. Together, we will determine where we focus, and the pace at which we move through the process. Not only can EMDR help to resolve painful memories, it can also help you to increase positive emotions and experiences, like feeling calm, protected, or nurtured.
I am trained in both Foundations and Advanced Techniques in Sand Tray Play Therapy, including the use of Sandtray to resolve trauma, virtual uses of Sand Tray, and the combination of EMDR & Sandtray techniques. Trauma affects the area of the brain dedicated to speech and reason, making it hard to fully process using only words. Sand Tray is a great tool for all ages (children through adults) that can allow you to process past events using your creative right brain.
In my practice, I take a trauma-informed approach. Before we address trauma, you and I will make sure you are prepared for this work through skill development that can help you manage strong emotions like anxiety and anger. We may also work first to enhance positive emotions and experiences. When you are ready, I will work with you to process past trauma, tailoring your treatment to meet your needs.