I sought therapy to heal and break free of the trans-generational cycle of trauma. My passion is working with trauma survivors to help them heal and break the trans-generational cycles in their lives. I enjoy working with Bipoc, queer, and neuro-divergent individuals. My specialities are racial trauma, identity (sexual, personal, and cultural), sex therapy, relationships, and life transitions. I want to help you communicate more effectively, become more vulnerable, gain a better understanding of who you are, increase your self compassion, let go of fear, decrease your anxiety, and embrace your strength and power.
Looking to take charge of the parts of your life that are holding you back from experiencing joy, centeredness and energetic aliveness? I offer myriad interactive mind/body exercises and mental health tools, from both traditional and alternative healing methods, to help you make long-lasting changes in a short amount of time. You'll learn to shift old unhealthy habits and thought patterns and begin to feel more grounded, hopeful and present in mind, body and spirit.
Asking someone for help can feel very uncomfortable and maybe even a bit scary. These feelings are very human. We are not meant to be alone and to do things alone and that is why healthy connections can raise our resilience. In therapy you need to feel safe and connected to your therapist for the healing to begin. Once you feel grounded in the therapeutic relationship, the exploration and learning will start.
Are you in peruse of higher emotional and mental health, better personal or professional relationships, or relief from anxiety or depression? I can help you reach your mental health goals and potentials by collaborating to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a supportive, nonjudgmental, and compassionate setting. I use a variety of treatment modalities tailored to individual needs. I do offer teletherapy sessions.
As a strengths-based therapist, I am here as a warm and compassionate partner to walk alongside you through some of life's most difficult challenges. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space to explore, process, and cope with past pain, present fears, and future uncertainties. I provide empathy, insight, and a fresh perspective, as we sort through the muck of life together, and you discover your own inner strength and power. You experience healing hope. I'm highly intuitive, coupled with an open heart, and experience working with a range of emotional issues to help guide you toward leading the fulfilling life you desire.
We all have untapped resilience. As a therapist my goal is to help unblock the powerful resources that lie within you so you can live a happier, healthier life. Growth is possible for any human being at any stage of life. We are all life-long learners and therapy can be a great resource to build insight and develop coping skills that allow you to overcome the challenges you are currently facing, as well as future life stressors that may come your way. I take an active stance in therapy to work collaboratively with my clients, using modern and integrative interventions. A bit of humor helps too.
Holistic Therapy in CA- You are not getting the results from therapy that you hoped for. The goal is to be the best version of yourself, but you still feel stuck in the same thoughts, feelings, and unhelpful patterns. There are times you feel optimistic, but the same self-sabotaging behaviors, worry, and doubt keep getting in the way. You want more than a blank face staring at you, asking “how does that make you feel?”. I blend mindfulness, visualizations, inner child healing, breath work, decoding your spiritual messages, writing, and movement with evidence-based therapy tools which can lead to transformational changes.
I am a highly skilled, warm and trustworthy therapist passionate about supporting and enhancing the quality of individuals' lives. Whether you or your teens are experiencing depression or anxiety, feeling ambivalent about a current relationship, or living with a child who has Asperger's, together we will work to develop realistic goals, sensible solutions and a greater sense of confidence toward handling life's inevitable challenges. For the past 20+ years I have worked well with individuals, couples and families to resolve problems that stem from current daily life stressors to past dysfunctional family experiences;
We all struggle with difficulties from time to time. Unresolved issues can cause us to act and react in ways that lead to unhappiness in our lives and our relationships. Exploring these issues and working through them leads to breakthroughs, improved relationships and a greater sense of well-being. I provide a safe, empathic sharing space for clients to share these difficulties and struggles.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, IFECMHS, RPF II
Hello, I am the founder of Kaftan Collective; an organization grounded in the practice of embodied awareness as a pathway to communal healing for Black, Indigenous and POC folks. My practice is oriented around supporting parents feel more balanced and connected with their children and with themselves. Challenges associated with parenting while facing systemic oppression can activate feelings stress, anxiety, shame and isolation. My aim is to help my clients to better understand the sources of their pain and to cultivate resource and resilience so that they may continue to navigate their parenting journeys with compassion and love.
I have helped individuals, couples and families solve problems, create more meaningful relationships and turn negative patterns into positive ones. Issues related to depression, anxiety and other mental health experiences; challenges in relationships of all kinds; and spirituality can be explored. Additionally, I have developed an effective approach to the complex challenges of parenting and marriage, and enjoy working with couples and parents.
Do you feel like you are struggling to manage the pace of life around you? Do you feel overwhelmed, can’t make decisions and often shut down or freeze? You’ve been described by others as ‘too sensitive’ and you worry that they are right - internally there is a battle with self-confidence and perfectionism. These feelings cause you to miss opportunities at work or school and wreak havoc in your relationships. At the end of the day, you feel tired, self-critical and blame yourself for not being able to keep up.
I have success in working with clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, family conflict and managing life transitions. My clients often appreciate how we can create a safe space where they can comfortably share their experiences. Clients typically enjoy learning and developing practical tools for living a better life. In building a deeper connection, we can explore the tools you currently use, and collectively figure out the ones that work for you, as well as those that may need to be updated.
My clients seek support attracting healthy relationships. They're tired of the dating game, or are going through a break up or divorce, and want to learn how to do relationships very differently. I also work with couples looking to build healthier relationships. My clients know that incredible love is possible, but requires clearing away conditioning and learning the skills required in healthy relationships. They may need support with overcoming low self confidence, codependency, or escaping the victim triangle. My clients are ready to step into empowerment and personal responsibility to create the lives they truly desire.
I just can't seem to get it right with my wife, kids. "Is it me? Or them?" Despite your best efforts, it seems like you're always getting rejected or upsetting your loved ones. It's a battle that you shouldn't be fighting. You have the best of intentions, and know you're a good person, but something always seems to go awry. The attempt to share how you feel ends up in a blow out, spiraling out of control. Trying to understand your loved ones-fails. Peace, connection, hugs, laughs- these are the things you seek and miss the most. You're desperate to find a way to share with others in an authentic way, but that also keeps the peace.
As your therapist I help you identify and break down the barriers that are in the way of your happiness. I am here to work with you to find new ways around those barriers.
I work with you to identify what does work, what's not working and what keeps you from doing what works. I help you to discover new coping tools that you can take with you and use for new challenges that you face.
I am a strength-based therapist that focuses on helping you identify your innate self-determination, resiliency, and strengths. It is important to me that as we discuss your struggles, negative thought patterns, behaviors and challenges, that you can also identify the strengths that have helped you through difficulties as you seek support at this time. It is so easy to get lost in self-limiting beliefs, feel stuck, and forget our worth at times.
I understand how hard it can be to open up to an unfamiliar person & the leap of faith involved in seeking out change. We're all faced with uncertainties and questions, and it often helps to talk about it with someone who really listens and sincerely cares. My goal is to support you through any difficulties or changes, provide you with the necessary tools to ensure you become the best possible version of yourself, and live a meaningful life. I have experience working with a variety of clients facing diverse and unique circumstances and tailor my style and approach according to individual needs
Perhaps you're feeling down, anxious, upset, or other intense emotions. Maybe you're unsure about your future, or confused by your past. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a means of growth, self-discovery, and healing through way of processing and understanding. In my sessions, I promote looking at your past to better understand your current identity, patterns, and relationships. I will never force you to change, but will be there through every step you want to take.
For more than 30 years I have worked with individuals and couples to transform fear, despair, problematic beliefs and troubling behaviors into opportunities for personal growth. My warm personal style and many years of professional training and experience create a safe environment to explore your difficulties. My goal is to help you to expand your life possibilities, to realize a more authentic way of living, and to build more fulfilling personal relationships. By understanding the feelings that accompany the behaviors that trouble you, we can break the cycle of hopelessness