What goes on in your mind, plays out in your body, and becomes your reality in your world. Whether you are entering therapy for the first time or you are looking to refine changes in your life, you are starting on a journey of self discovery which is deeply personal and courageous. Each person arrives with their own unique life story, strengths, barriers and goals. Therapy is a collaborative process. I believe my role is to create a non-judgmental, warm, respectful, and safe environment.
In this hour you are wanting to feel more joy, perhaps feeling alone or overwhelmed by your needs and the needs of your family and friends. You question how to find feelings of self love, while everything is changing and feelings of intense grief wash over you. You feel ready to confront past hurts. People in your life have required care-taking and could not be there for you, or maybe your thoughts and feelings have been shamed and you have a hard time trusting yourself. You're shy and timid when it comes to opening up. You know that you are ready to learn how to be vulnerable around others, learning how to set boundaries.
Are you distressed? Anxious? Wish life felt more positive? Would you, on your own or with your partner, like to work through what's bothering you, improve relationships, and feel more confident in going for what you want? Perhaps you would like support to explore and understand what you are experiencing, and help to make some changes. Meeting with a therapist for time focused solely on you can help you on your journey. With warmth, professionalism, and gentle humor, I am eager to get to know and work collaboratively with you, to help you find your new path.
I work with adolescents and young adults. I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults who are having a particularly difficult time with major life transitions. I also work with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, difficulties with relationships and individuals who are struggling with a particularly difficult period or event in their lives. Regardless of what i am helping with, my treatment begins and ends with the therapeutic relationship. My first priority in treatment is creating a safe, warm and caring environment for my client from which all other work is built on.
I offer a holistic, whole-person approach to therapy that meshes modern science with the philosophy of Yoga and Buddhism. This means that I see obstacles as opportunities for personal growth and transformation. Due to the incredible amount of potential that I believe humans beings have, I believe that our difficulties can be pathways to even greater self-knowledge and self-understanding by overcoming them. This can lead us to a more stable form of power, poise, calm, and happiness within us that is increasingly less dependent on outside sources.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, BSHA, MS, AMFT
COVID-19 and quarantine has changed the world, the way we navigate challenges and brought forth our need for connection.I am passionate about helping clients learn new skills to deal with the changes that come in life and rediscover their ability to create solutions to fit their world. I enjoy collaborating with clients to foster self awareness and empower them in their journey. I assist clients in reevaluating and refocusing to be more present. I work with clients to identify triggers as well as establish healthy habits to take care of themselves and their families.
I have a passion for working with teenagers and their families to greater health and well-being by discovering the way together. My goal is to support children and young adults through peer challenges, family changes, grief, loss, love, identity formation and more. I have an in depth understanding of children throughout their development and understand the challenges kids and teens face on a daily basis.
Often,for individuals, distilling the complexities of life can be daunting but transformative. Discovering one's aspirations can offer life-changing insight. I help shape each step so that it matches your particular goals, and dreams. I hope you will allow me to accompany you on this challenging journey of mindful self- exploration.
Are you suffering from anxiety, depression or the aftermath of trauma? Do you struggle with painful patterns in your life that persist despite your best efforts toward change? Are you nervous to try therapy because of the expense and exposure? Have strong effort and promising insights in previous therapy failed to bring you relief? Are you struggling with a difficult child or teenager and feeling like your good intentions and best efforts are not reaching them? Traditional, insight-oriented therapy may help with such challenges--but if not, behavioral therapy may help, regardless of success with mental insight and understanding.
Mental health is a part of living a healthy and happy life. It is closely connected to our emotions and it could affect us physiologically. Please join me to maintain your mental hygiene and begin or continue your journey to happiness. If you feel sad, depressed, worried, anxious, or lonely let us talk. If you need assistance communicating with your teenage child; just call.
I wonder if you're scanning this site hoping to find someone who might finally get you, and offer some compassion so you don't have to feel so lost, worried, empty. I have 15 years of experience holding space for people who need some perspective, guidance, humor and a chance to discover their own wisdom. I love working with adults, young to not so young.
Hypnosis is a science-backed, naturally occurring state of concentration. It is a means of enhancing your control over both your mind and your body. In hypnosis, you can attain significant psycho-physiologic changes, change limiting beliefs, and develop new patterns of thinking and behaving. In short, hypnosis works.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC
Feeling like you can’t change a situation? Your life is out of control, things are blowing up in your face as a result, and you feel lost. Your life seems to be more difficult and the worse it gets, you ask yourself, “Am I doing anything right?” Our brains have been hardwired from the different negative experiences, which we end up listening to what others expect us to do because it is easier. We have grown to be miserable to the constant suffering. You are either content or dissatisfied, no other way out or around. You’re just stuck.
Thank you for taking the time to read my page. I have a private practice downtown Davis and Sacramento focusing on couples, adolescents, and families. I offer a collaborative and supportive partnership to address your struggles and life challenges. My practice includes individual therapy, brief and long-term therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples. It is my belief you will gain the best results by taking what you learn in therapeutic sessions and applying it to your life outside of therapy. If this approach works for you please reach out for a consultation.
I started my career 13 years ago working with children and families in schools and group homes. I have worked in hospice, hospitals and other mental health settings. I have extensive experience with grief, loss and relationship issues. I have lived in several countries, speak three languages and have an understanding of cultural-based mental health.
Have anxious thoughts become overwhelming and led you to doubt yourself and your decisions? Maybe it’s tough to just get out of a bed in the morning, or you just keep pushing and striving, but have a hard time accessing a sense of fulfillment and peace? Maybe you feel like you’re always giving to and pleasing others, but don’t ever feel nourished and “filled up” yourself?
I specialize in helping clients with complex experiences around gender, sexuality and trauma, and I provide consultation and brief therapy to families with gender-variant children. I also do couples/partner therapy with poly and kinky folks.
It seems that life does not always take us where we want or had expected to go. I look forward to the opportunity to help you to find your way back to the path that feels most comfortable to you. I am especially interested in helping individuals and couples experiencing obstacles and conflict in their lives. The power to heal is within all of us and by partnering with a therapist we can achieve the changes that we know are within us, as individuals and as partnerships.
As humans we possess the incredible capacity to collaborate with, depend upon, and connect with others. These innate skills enhance our ability to cope under harsh life circumstances. Asking for help is the first step to enhancing your own abilities and skills of connection, healing, growth, self-awareness and so much more. If you are ready to take this step and team up with another to improve your life, send me an email or give me a call!
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Downtown Core, Davis are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Downtown Core, Davis then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Downtown Core, Davis, or Child Psychologists in Downtown Core, Davis.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Downtown Core, Davis psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Downtown Core, Davis specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.