Sometimes we need support and guidance to help us manage distress, achieve greater clarity, build better relationships and develop a healthier sense of ourselves. Most of us many times don’t want to discuss our personal problems, even with those closest to us. I would like to extend my hand to help you feel better about your life, relationships and most importantly, yourself! I am a skilled, and experienced psychotherapist who offers a supportive and non-judgmental environment for the therapeutic relationship. I provide short term solution focused or medium to long term therapy for adults and teens, depending on individual needs.
Do you feel out of sorts, weighed down, stressed by everyday life or by some specific issue that you don't seem to be able to resolve? I can help by identifying with you what is getting in the way and preventing you from fulfilling your aspirations or reaching your goals. I'll help you focus on the alterations needed so life becomes happy, serene and exciting. It is often how we think that prevents us from finding solutions. Talking things out with an empathic other helps a lot, and friends do. With a basic difference, though: friends project you into their situation and give advice. A good therapist sees things through your eyes.
In over 40 years of experience I've learned to quickly help people gain a clear understanding of the problems they present, providing understandable recommendations for therapy. I work with couples struggling in their relationships, adolescents and their families, and with individuals facing ongoing pressures from work, relationships, and internal distress. Much of my experience is in helping people recover from trauma, such as war experiences, physical and emotional abuse, losses and changes due to aging and to life threatening medical or physical conditions.
Have you said to yourself "IF" I make enough money, lose weight, etc., "THEN" I will be happy, content, or joyous, only to find that you are left feeling incomplete or unaccomplished? Have you gotten to a point in your life where the "if-then" statements you make to yourself have left you feeling unworthy and critical of yourself? Do you ever find yourself fixated on your worth as a person, parent, or loved one? Using an eclectic approach I work with clients to find their worth, ease their critical voice, and create a joyous life through self-acceptance.
I have been working with children and their families for over 20 years, licensed eight years. I enjoy working with children of all ages; that is children ages 6-18 and anyone else who has had difficulty in their childhoods and is having trouble in their relationships today and anyone else which insurance refers. Basically You talk, I listen, Insurance pays ( well most of the time they do!!) I have a GREAT sense of humor and use it often. I AM NOT TAKING ANY NEW CLIENT AT THIS TIME
I offer a FREE confidential phone consultation. Do you feel depressed, anxious, stuck, powerless, lonely, angry, overwhelmed, or find youself in difficult relationships? You don't have to feel this way, there is hope! I would be privileged to help you find your way. In the course of living, we accumulate experiences, traumas, resentments, illnesses and HABITS that weigh us down. We may carry this pain with us every day until we learn new healthy ways of coping and begin to face our true selves and work through our hurts, vices, hidden secrets, and brokenness. To make an appointment please call: (949)2542631
"You have cancer, heart disease" or any serious medical condition, are often the most frightening words a person can hear. The initial shock gives way to fear, anxiety, feeling out of control, sadness or depression. I utilize evidenced based therapies to teach methods for reducing the distress associated with illness. I am also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), a powerful psychotherapy for healing the effects of medical and general trauma associated with highly disturbing events.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have experience working with Clients who are suffering from Depression and Anxiety or have Relationship issues, Life Transitions including Early Adulthood, and Mid-Life Crisis issues. In addition, I also work with marital and pre-marital couples who want to make their relationship a happier one. I have an empathic and direct approach with helping my clients develop insight into their problems, learn new coping skills and create the life that they wish.
I have been working with individuals and families for over 20 years. I love helping individuals and families feel more competent and happy. Whether it is an issue with your preschooler or communication problems with your teenager, I can help find a solution that everyone can live with.
I will provide a safe environment for you to explore and understand yourself while helping you to create an insightful narrative for your life. Therapy can provide you a unique opportunity to explore your personal history in a new relationship, to see it in a new way, while you make connections between past and current conflicts and how they influence the way you relate to yourself and to others. Our work together can help you to resolve painful conflicts, enjoy relationships more fully and to experience life more deeply.
Hello and welcome to my profile! I'm here to help! I would imagine you're here because you are struggling with one or more issues in your life right now. It may be that you've been stuck in the gripping bonds of anxiety for quite some time and everything you've tried is not helping. It may be that you're tired of feeling numb and constantly on autopilot where the days just seem to blend together without joy or happiness. Or you may have an adolescent that is having a hard time coping with the stress our teens experience with the pressure to get good grades, fit in, and excel in sports. If this sounds familiar, I can help.
Congratulations! The fact that you are searching for a therapist means you acknowledge that something needs to change. Your current approach in life no longer yields the satisfaction you desire, and you want to do something about it. Coming to this realization is the hardest part in bringing about change, and you don't have to do it alone anymore. I feel very passionate about this work. I consider it a privilege and an honor to positively affect people's lives and help them make lasting changes. We will explore the core of how your thought & behavioral patterns came to be, and what purposes they serve.
People come to therapy because they hurt and they think they've exhausted all other means of feeling better. The decision to get professional help is not an easy one, but as I've learned over nearly 30 years of experience, people have remarkable, untapped abilities to change. I offer a direct, active and effective way of facilitating YOUR own healing. Insight is measured by behavior change! Whether dealing with work stress, marital conflict, depression, anxiety, panic or an addiction, therapy aims at putting an end to old habits and creating new, healthy behaviors and communication.
You may have bouts of depression, panic attacks, anxiety, or PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). You may have difficulties in your relationships or want a relationship but have challenges attaching. Or maybe you struggle with addictive behaviors. And you struggle with understanding why you have these symptoms and what to do with them. Together, we can explore this and decrease your symptoms. Through therapy with me, you can get to healing. I have had the privilege of working with many clients since I started practicing in 1996. And you can get to healing or a better place in your life, as so many of my clients have.
I offer individuals, couples, and families the acceptance and compassion people in crisis need. Utilizing evidence-based treatment, I collaborate with the client to develop positive solutions and achieve long-term results for the challenges addressed in therapy. We work in a way and at a pace that the client finds comfortable. Treatment is customized to meet the specific needs unique to every individual, couple, or family group. My experience-both personal and professional-has equipped me to work effectively with adolescents, adults, individuals, couples, and families.
Constant worries keep many people from leading a productive life and negatively affect relationships. A safe and accepting therapeutic environment will help place those worries into perspective. I have worked with children, adolescents, couples, families, adults, and senior citizens. I provide an array of counseling services, including: adolescent substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, parenting skills, anger management, grief and bereavement, trauma, anxiety disorders, self-harm behaviors, gender identity, sexual orientation, acculturation, depression, bipolar disorders, major depressive disorder, and domestic violence.
My passion is working with children, adolescents, and their families to help discover each person's unique strengths and challenges. I conduct assessments and evaluations on young children with developmental delays, school-aged children who may be experiencing difficulty in school or emotional and/or social difficulty, as well as adolescents who may be experiencing a variety of issues. I have extensive experience conducting evaluations for children with Autism, Asperger's, ADHD, behavioral issues, as well as emotional disturbances including anxiety and depression. I also have experience working with couples for psychological evaluations during the adoption or surrogacy process.
Emotional pain can often be debilitating; however because it is not as tangible as physical pain it is often suppressed or dismissed. Whether it presents itself in the form of anxiety, depression, grief, or relationship issues, emotional pain may be managed by applying the proper means of treatment. Understanding and identifying the patterns of the experienced symptoms can serve as the first step to emotional relief. In doing so, I use top-down techniques as: Jungian analysis and dream interpretation as well as bottom-up techniques such as: EMDR, brain spotting, and somatic experiencing.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse or unsatisfying interpersonal relationships? If so, call or email me now. Take the first step towards change. You can spend hours online trying to decide if and who you should call for help and right now you don't need another thing to worry about. Let's make today the day things started to change. I can help you lead a more rewarding and satisfying life and would appreciate the opportunity for us to work together.
If you or a loved one is struggling with computer/video gaming/internet or other behavioral addictions let us help. While we can't reclaim the years lost to computer and other media excesses, we help clients bring their life back in balance. We work together in treatment to restore valued relationships, educational and career direction and to improve overall health and wellbeing. The Computer Addiction Treatment Program of Southern California includes outpatient, 3 day weekend intensive residential treatment and parent support groups. An initial 30 minute phone consultation is available for $75.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Northwood Point, Irvine 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 Northwood Point, Irvine 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.
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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 Northwood Point, Irvine 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.