Sometimes when one comes to therapy, we aren't exactly sure what we need, we just know we need to start. We are here to help you start.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Irvine, CA
A number of our clinicians are experts in treating panic disorders using evidence based methods to help overcome panic attacks, OCD, and generalized anxiety. Since all of our therapists are trauma informed and work from a holistic approach, they are also equipped to helping address underlying issues that may be contributing to your anxiety as well.
We appreciate how challenging, complicated, and vulnerable working with those who've been abused (sexually, physically, verbally, mentally). Every single clinician in our practice has specialized training in working through trauma and abuse and paces it in a way that fosters safety, compassion, awareness, and sensitivity. We offer many ways to process trauma like EMDR, Trainspotting, Somatic Work, Parts Work, and more.
Trauma is stored in various ways in our brain and bodies. That is why so many of us suffer from PTSD where we find ourselves hijacked or in fight/flight/freeze responses. We specialize in helping to process trauma in all the ways it's stored in our systems using modalities like EMDR, Brainspotting, Somatic Work, Parts Work, and more. There are many ways to process Trauma and PTSD. Your therapist will be able to assess and cater a treatment plan that's right for you.
Many of the clinicians use a psychodynamic and attachment focused lens. While behavioral therapy is helpful (and we do integrate that into treatment), our therapists also help make sense out of our clients' worlds with the idea that early experiences inform and shape how we move through life today. That way, we can process through what's contributing to our symptoms and fueling them to help make meaningful and lasting changes.
So much of what we experience in life and the impact of those experiences are stored in our bodies. Sometimes we've lost connection to our body, sometimes we have access but are still feeling frozen or stuck in many ways. We have clinicians trained in attachment focused somatic experiencing that can help move you through the somatic healing process in a gentle and freeing way.
EMDR is a proven and effective way to process trauma/PTSD as well as anxiety, depression, chronic pain, negative beliefs about oneself, and more. Every single therapist in our practice is trained or certified in EMDR and can offer an integrated approach to healing.