I am committed to working collaboratively with you to achieve your goals and well-being in a warm and supportive environment.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Lafayette, CA
Psychodynamic therapy is useful to bring awareness and insight into our unconscious thoughts and behaviors. With increased insight it is possible to heal and create meaningful, intentional changes to support well-being.
Our earliest relationships set the tone for how we view ourselves, as well as set a template for relationships we gravitate toward in adulthood. If your self-worth is lacking, your relationships are unfulfilling, or your relationships seem to have a pattern, it can be useful to unpack the beliefs which contribute to maladaptive thoughts and behaviors, in order to heal and grow.
When changes occur throughout our lives it can be destabilizing at the very least and traumatic at worst. I am particularly passionate about working with young adults/parents to help them navigate the adjustment and renegotiate their relationship after a child "leaves the nest."
Using a psychodynamic orientation and attachment lens, I help clients discover how low-self-esteem, or maladaptive thoughts/coping skills are linked to dysfunctional family dynamics resulting from intergenerational trauma so healing can begin.
Drawing from my own experience as a parent and using both trauma-focused CBT and behavioral therapy frameworks, I have helped caregivers to provide attunement for their child, set consistent limits, improve communication/cooperation, as well as helped caregivers manage their own stress in order to enhance stability in the home.