I hope to offer light within the dim-lit tunnel that our distress can feel like. I'm an ally and I'm here should you want the company.
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Westlake Village, CA
Supervised by Keesha Amezcua
Imagine spending your life with the people and things you love, without worrying about what you ate or how long you worked out today. Imagine feeling fulfilled, like you deserve to be happy: that you're good enough just as you are. Through therapy, you can feel at ease in your body, make peace with food, and live a life that reflects your true values.
Perhaps you seek a “coming home” to yourself in a way that feels safe & meaningful. Perhaps you long to understand yourself in relationships or in the world around you where you consider your needs as much as those around you. Being a people pleaser can lead to compassion fatigue and burnout. I am honored to walk alongside you as we explore and process all that you hold within you. You are allowed to let go, breathe and prioritize your wellbeing.
Are you wishing you had more peace with food, your body, yourself, and those people who are important in your life? We will work together collaboratively to help you discover who you are at your core, heal what hurts, and engage genuinely with your true self, your relationships and your life. Deep conversation, deep listening, and deep connection for your healing and transformation. Together we can work on lasting change.
For me, mindfulness and acceptance go hand in hand. Acceptance starts with radical self-compassion and I am here to help you access such compassion for yourself holistically. ACT therapy works by focusing on accepting life experiences as they come, without evaluating or trying to change them. It's a skill developed through mindfulness exercises that encourage you to build a new and more compassionate relationship with difficult experiences.
Why ruminate when you can free your mind and soul to be in the moment? Can you tell I have a thing for mindfulness. DBT is where mindfulness and CBT meet. The main goals of DBT are to teach people how to live in the moment, develop healthy ways to cope with stress, regulate their emotions, and improve their relationships with self and others.
CBT is a comprehensible way of focusing on the cognitive processes that produce feelings. With CBT we work on identifying events and/or triggers that are linked to less-than helpful thinking patterns and how such distorted thoughts lend themselves to distressing feelings- emotions and bodily sensations. Together we work on collecting evidence to find a more truthful and adaptive thought that replaces the maladaptive interpretation and how such change impacts your being.