Hello! It is with gratitude and privilege that I am in the position to provide supportive therapy services to my clients.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California
I have significant experience working with those who suffer from anxiety, including generalized anxiety as well as anxiety related to particular situations, including social/interpersonal, navigating public spaces, fear of panic attacks, and more. I like to provide you with somatic self-soothing skills to manage anxiety spikes while they occur while also exploring some of the deeper origins around your anxiety. I aim to develop clarity for you, facilitate growth, and support lowering distress.
I have a particular interest in working with folks who inhabit larger bodies but have experience working with individuals across a broad range of intersectional identities around body image, acceptance, identity, outward presentation vs. inner feelings, and confidence. I aim to take a whole body approach, exploring your history with your body image, how it impacts you today, and steps that you can take to cultivate accepting who you are today. I align with HAES values and am fat positive.
I identify as an HSP myself and am familiar with the strengths and challenges that accompany this personality trait. I love working with other HSPs and like to focus on helping you to understand your boundaries, practice self acceptance around them, and to explore how to best communicate your needs to others. I also have experience in facilitating deep inner processing and and managing the levels of distress that tend to be particularly painful to HSPs. My goal is to affirm and empower you.
My therapeutic style is eclectic in that I often mix a variety of intervention techniques depending on your treatment goals and needs that day. Some sessions will include mostly reflection and deepening clarity of your inner workings, others might include pyschoeducation and skills building. I like to use infographics to information or to help to link personality traits, communication styles, and symptoms. I also suggest media to take in outside of session to deepen work done in session.
I approach all treatment with a trauma informed, harm reduction lens. In my practice, this means that I trust that you will know when it is the right time to share about historical traumas, fears, and deeper experiences. I will not force you to disclose any information that does not feel comfortable and will support you in taking the gradual steps to feel more safe and secure during our sessions. I will utilize somatic self soothing techniques to support you in grounding, healing, and growth.