I'm passionate about helping people heal from emotional trauma, anxiety, and low self-esteem in order to find deeper purpose and meaning.
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Newport Beach, CA
Supervised by Shannon Forbes, LMFT
I am passionate about helping others heal from emotional trauma and abuse, and recognize the deeply embedded repercussions abuse can leave on our personal narratives/ the way we see the world, even much later on. I have been trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral-Therapy and often combine psychodynamic theory with mindfulness and the trauma knowledge I have to help people challenge and overcome those painful narratives about themselves and the world.
I work often with those who feel they've been taken captive by their racing, anxious thoughts, and who have difficulty being compassionate towards themselves as a result. I believe deeply in the power of self-compassion and mindfulness, and have seen clients find freedom from their negative self-talk and uncontrollable worry as a result of finding ways to be more present, more neutral, and less judgmental about their inner experience.
I've completed Dr. Elaine Aron's, the leading researcher on the HSP trait, training and am listed as an HSP-knowledgable therapist on her website. As an HSP myself, I can relate and deeply understand the intricate ways the world feels like it isn't built for the way your brain might process and take in information. I can also deeply understand the ways working through understanding and acceptance of our trait can bring us greater fulfillment, confidence and compassion towards ourselves.