Hi! I specialize in couples therapy & working with trauma. If life seems hard right now, I can support you through this journey.
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Gatos, CA
Supervised by Doreen Maxwell, LMFT 41105
You just want to be able to stop the negative thoughts and feel like yourself...But you're not sure how to get there. You're good at giving advice & encouragement to your loved ones, but applying it all to yourself is another story. When you try to focus on what you "should" be doing & feeling, it seems to make things worse. You keep falling short of the expectations you put on yourself, causing a spiral into deeper anxiety, shame, & self-judgement. We can reverse this downward spiral together!
I use an approach known as Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Research studies find that by using EFT, 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery & approximately 90% show significant improvements. Together, we will work to identify the negative cycle that traps you & causes disconnection & isolation. In our work together, couples develop new skills to repair the ruptures & find their way back to that secure, in-love, “heart to heart” connection.
Loss can be an incredibly isolating experience. It can feel like no one knows the right thing to say & that your pain will never end. If you’re wondering how you are going to face tomorrow, cope with shattered dreams, or feel like you can’t do this on your own, you are not alone. There’s no “normal” timetable & typically no right or wrong way to grieve. Whether your loss occurred recently or long ago, you deserve space for processing & honoring your grief. I'm here to help.
I have received training in EFT directly from the founder of the modality: Dr. Sue Johnson, as well as one of her most well-known trainers: Dr. Rebecca Jorgensen. I have completed two 4-day EFT externships, & am currently receiving advanced training & supervision in the modality (Core Skills).
I have gone through basic ACT training with the founder of the modality: Dr. Steven Hayes. I have completed a 4-day bootcamp, & am currently pursuing advanced training in the modality.
In my work with clients that have experienced trauma, I integrate interventions from the following trauma modalities: TF-CBT, Narrative Therapy, Brainspotting, Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems & soon EMDR.