Welcome! Park LA is a mental health clinic offering individual psychotherapy and biofeedback training for adult clients 18 years and above.
Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA
I find it important to understand the meaning the purpose of the depression. I help clients identify and resolve the issues underlying the depression from a psycho-dynamic perspective. Specifically, I help clients gain awareness and insights into the inner conflicts, unhealed traumas, and unmet needs and drives that may be underlying the depression. I also incorporate behavioral strategies to help clients maintain functioning while addressing these underlying issues.
I incorporate bio-feedback training in the treatment in anxiety to help clients see the connection between their anxious thoughts and bodily responses. Furthermore, I help clients identify the fear that is the driving the anxiety and examining the fear with equanimity and compassion. Lastly, I incorporate mindfulness perspectives and approaches to help clients be less identified with their anxious thoughts.
I have over 10 years experience facilitating a grief support group. I adhere to the Worden model for grief therapy that outlines the four tasks of mourning: acceptance, processing the pain, adjusting to a new normal, and finding an enduring connection with the deceased.
Mindfulness helps clients be more present in a non-judgmental way. The present moment is the only moment in time in which we have true freedom and the ability to effect change in our lives. The past is a memory and the future is a fantasy. We can’t physically travel back or forward in time, but mentally we can, and sometimes we psychologically get stuck in the past (e.g., ruminating, regret) or the future (e.g., worrying). I have over five years experience facilitating a mindfulness group.
Interpersonal therapy is a branch of psycho-dynamic therapy that helps clients identify patterns in their relationship, learn strategies to change mal-adaptive patterns, and provides clients with a corrective emotional experience to help clients learn from experience what it is like to feel safe, respected, and cared for in a relationship.
Biofeedback training is a scientific approach to addressing psycho-somatic issues that involve providing clients real-time feedback on their body’s responses to stress and other psychological factors. It involves connecting a client with sensors that measure their bio-rhythms. This information is fed back via visuals and sounds in real-time, in order to develop better mind-body awareness, self-regulation, and coping strategies.