I provide therapy with the hope that you may better understand yourself, improve your relationships, and develop coping skills.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Highland Park, CA
As the therapeutic relationship truly is like no other in that it calls for significant vulnerability yet remains notably boundaried, I find that exploring the experience of the client in the room is often one of the most effective tools for understanding their experience in the rest of their life.
CBT is full of incredibly helpful self-regulating and thought management tools that can directly address the feelings, unconscious responses, and behaviors that come from our personal and external stress.
Attachment Theory is at the core of most of my work as a therapist, as I believe we are social beings who are constantly molded and motivated by our relationships.
As a white cisgender female raised in a predominantly white community, I am continuously working to understand how my access to privilege is also connected to my sense of guilt and shame. I am comfortable working with white clients as they explore their own experiences within, and contributions to, systemic racism. I encourage a shame free environment that promotes the development of self-awareness, perspective-taking skills, and unlearning harmful systems and ideas.
I have received specialized training in working with LGBTQIA+ clients. My work with these clients can include (though is not limited to) developing self-compassion, processing past traumas, developing self-regulation skills, and increasing resources for continued support. I also have experience in working with couples from multiple styles and traditions, and welcome all orientations into my practice.
While I have experience working with all ages and populations, I particularly enjoy helping adolescents and younger adults as they go through the process of developing their personal identity. This experience can include uncovering and better understanding one's self internally, socially, intellectually, spiritually, and more. It also often means addressing symptoms of depression and anxiety that go along with this stage of life.