I am warm, collaborative and dedicated to supporting you meeting your goals. I use humor & transparency as well as evidenced-based methods.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in , CA
I support clients in examining their thinking patterns and behaviors and finding alternate ways of responding when feeling overwhelmed. Through self-compassion and gentle noticing as well as creating clear plans of what to do when anxious, my clients begin to expand areas of their lives.
I work with clients in improving their overall life including meeting their goals for valued living.
I am certified in Inner Resources for Stress a mindfulness based modality to support clients in being more in touch with their emotions, reduce avoidance, and improve sleep and well-being.
I practice trauma-focused CBT. I utilize CBT to support clients in being more aware of the link between thoughts, feelings and behaviors to reach their treatment goals.
I am an ACT practitioner having studied for past 5+ years and find incorporating value based living to be vital to success and well-being of clients and myself. Using mindfulness based approach and gentle awareness of our current processes, ACT supports others in learning different ways of relating to thoughts and feelings and engaging in living their best life.
I utilize trauma focused cbt to treat trauma if client willing to. Otherwise I incorporate aspects of seeking safety, values based, relational therapy to support clients reconnecting without reliving experiences if they are not willing or able currently.
I utilize Mindful Self-Compassion to support individuals in accepting current moment experience and extend kindness to themselves and others. This research based practice includes present moment awareness and can reduce avoidance and self-criticism leading to values based life.
I am enrolled in sex therapy certification and treat issues related to low desire, anorgasmia, difficulty communicating around pleasure and intimacy. My goal is to empower you to understand yourself, your desires, and communicate to partner(s) if applicable to have a happy, healthy, and fun sex life.
I am trauma focused CBT certified and work with individuals with trauma histories to re-establish safety in their body as well as respond differently to trauma triggers. Through learning tools such as grounding, mindfulness, nervous system regulation as well as communicating needs to others and cognitive defusion, my clients experience greater sense of peace and purpose.
Helping you find different ways of responding to stress, including developing healthy habits such as regular sleeping patterns, exercise/ body movement as well as mindfulness. Developing tools such as unhooking to no longer be so caught up in day to day challenges.
I am working towards my certification in sex therapy including supporting clients in exploring low libido, desire discrepancy, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, kinks, fetish, healing from past sexual abuse to have a great and meaningful sexual life.