My approach is pragmatic, strength-based, & non-pathologizing. My style is warm, conversational, & direct. I can help build lasting change.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in , CA
I work with couples to externalize the problems of the partnerships across a wide variety of issues from differences in communication, libido, and parenting style to infidelity infertility, adoption, and job changes. Together we'll dim the power of the problem and open up possibilities and collaborative conversations. Couples get to know each other and learn how to support their relationship without the dominance of their problems interfering with their desire to connect.
Nature therapy, also called ecotherapy, is the practice of being in nature to boost growth and healing, especially mental health. Studies have shown that being in nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress and increase pleasant feelings. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, but it also contributes to your physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an integrative therapeutic modality that is highly effective for treating the effects of trauma. It works by helping memories that are stuck in the brain link up with more resourceful, creative, and expansive networks in the brain. This is done in session by having the client process memories, feelings, or sensations while receiving some form of alternating stimulation to each side of the body.
A basic assumption of narrative psychotherapy is that people are inherently resourceful and the experts on their own lives. We focus on client’s strengths when discussing problems, creating a context for therapy to move in a positive direction. All individuals, couples and families have the ability to overcome problems and achieve more fulfilling stories for the future.