I'm an EMDR certified, trauma-informed therapist with 10+ years of clinical experience.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in El Cajon, CA
I have completed EFT externship with Sue Johnson, PhD as well as EFIT training where I have learned to address the impact of adult attachment styles on one's ability to build and maintain interpersonal relationships in personal and professional areas of life.
I'm an EMDR certified therapist. Helping people to heal from trauma is one of my passions. Trauma can be a very lonely experience often filled with shame, anger, and sense of being out of control. Good news is PTSD is treatable. I create an accepting and validating therapeutic environment where you can feel supported and empowered in your healing journey. I know how difficult it is to face your biggest fears and I consider it my honor to join my clients on this journey.
Certified Grief Informed Professional (CGP) through Evergreen Certifications. Grief shows up in so many areas of our lives, it's not limited to a death of a loved one. Big part of trauma healing is grieving. Grieving of what could have been, the support and protection we haven't received, what our life would have been if we didn't experience trauma, etc. Fertility issue lead to a whole range of grief reactions that need to be acknowledged and felt.
Completed attachment based training, including EFIT and EFT. I believe that most of the symptoms bringing people to therapy are the result of nervous system dysregulation secondary to childhood attachment traumas. Caregivers' inability to attune to a child, lack of modeling of appropriate emotion management, and child's efforts to adjust to their flawed environments, etc. all lead to long term difficulties with navigating interpersonal relationships and sense of internal turmoil.