Sometimes it doesn't simply "go away". Sometimes you physically feel it in your body, you notice it in the way you carry yourself, you question why something that once had no emotional charge for you, bothers you down to your core today. Are you struggling with managing difficult emotions? Maybe unhelpful thoughts consume your day to day life. I have success working with individuals ranging from teen to the aging population, in areas including but not limited to anxiety and depression management, posttraumatic stress, self esteem issues, and difficulty adjusting to life transitions.
Have you experienced traumatic events that emotionally overwhelm you and hinder your relationships with family, friends, and coworkers? Do you do your best to enjoy your life and still feel defeated? Why not give yourself all the care and compassion you would give a friend in your situation? Let me be your collaborator. Come on in. I will be honored to join you in your journey of healing where you will learn to accept, love, and care for yourself.
Are emotional roadblocks hindering you from being your authentic self? Are you overwhelmed by past traumatic experiences? Have you always taken care of everyone but yourself? My ideal client is ready to release that mental/emotional pause button (sadness, anger, regret etc.) and engage with life. This includes individuals, couples, family units, or a parent who notices the emotional challenges/struggles of their child and they are seeking help for them. I understand that ones quality of life starts with being emotionally and mentally sound. My practice has extensive experience working with mood, anxiety, adjustment, somatoform, psychotic and impulse control disorders.
I am excited about clients who want to enrich both their inner and outer lives. You may find yourself at times confused, angry, depressed, or anxious, when what you want is greater clarity, more joy and happiness, and greater peace of mind both in relationship to self and others. I use Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) in my work with clients to tap into their own deep knowing and healing nature, which sometimes gets buried deep within. With music and imagery, a gentle recovery of self in initiated and stimulated. I love working with female adolescents, young college students, parents, and women of all ages.
Looks like you have reached the tipping point! Whatever has you searching for help, you're already creating change simply by being here. Sometimes all you need is to learn and practice more effective ways of communicating. Sometimes it's an issue of healing from catastrophic wounds, but it's often a complex and intricate combination of things. Regardless of the reason(s), you wouldn't be searching if you didn't already know you may benefit from personal therapy. I firmly believe that most human suffering is learned, and anything that has been learned can be unlearned with the right support.
Do memories of past traumas keep getting in the way of the life you want? Do you feel anxious, on-edge, and worried about the safety of yourself and/or your family? Do you try to hide your thoughts and feelings, because other people won't understand? Even though you're trying to manage it on your own, has your anger and isolation started to impact your relationships/family? If you feel this way and you are ready for a change, trauma-focused therapy can help you recover from the past and move forward with your future. Please know that it is possible to heal from trauma/post-traumatic stress disorder!
I have been in private practice for 30 years. These years of practice have taught me to view peoples' concerns as problems in everyday life rather than "mental" deficiencies. Couples, for example, are not mentally disturbed but rather have problems in communicating with each other. What is often categorized as depression or anxiety is often the result of an interpersonal relationship at home or at work. However, it may also be the result of an irrational belief system. In the latter case, I would work with the client in identifying his/her core belief system as a means of changing it. .
I am very effective with children who have behavioral challenges due to trauma, pressures, family troubles, or unknowns. I easily connect with teens who struggle to fit in or feel understood so they can open up and allow me to help them. I empower young adults who are feeling anxious and/or depressed. I can guide couples to rekindle their passion and commitment for each other as two separate grounded individuals who choose each other on a regular basis. I guide adult individuals who are going through break ups to have major breakthroughs in their journey. Let's get you to wherever you want to be.
Therapy is a very personal and intimate experience that we enter for different reasons. It provides a space to heal, explore, learn new skills, and receive support. I am flexible in my approach in that I value understanding individual needs in order to provide the most optimal treatment possible. My priority is to help you meet you personal and life goals, whether that's as an individual or couple. Currently, I offer in-office appointments to clients in Southern Los Angeles, and virtual therapy appointments to clients in New York and California. Here's a recent interview if you'd like to learn more. https://youtu.be/4WlMi4ZRTDU
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I specialize in helping couples talk about challenges in their relationships. We will focus on what's not working and and most importantly we will discover why.
Counseling allows people to open up and share even the hard stuff that usually stays hidden from the other person. Counseling helps couples re-discover each other again, in a way that is more satisfying to both. The goal of counseling is to provide you new skills for you to use to communicate with each other and to help you feel more connected.
The challenges you face day-to-day can feel overwhelming. Equally challenging is finding someone who is willing to listen and help you overcome the thoughts that occupy your mind longer than they should. As a licensed mental health clinician trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, and motivational interviewing I offer my clients the attention, skill, and planning to develop strategies to improve their lives. As a potential client I welcome you to reach out and allow me to work collaboratively with you.
How is your family adjusting through the ups and downs of 2020 and 2021. Currently, we are in the largest Pandemic of the Century. Do you feel working from home is overwhelming? Perhaps you have mixed emotions about the new normal? In addition, you may feel a lack of energy and drained?
I provide a strong and caring presence that allows people to relax, put down their walls and masks and enter into telling and seeing the most honest version of themselves and their stories. I come alongside people in times of fear, anxiety and confusion and provide a caring guidance that helps bring healing for their past hurts, a clearer understanding of their present situation and new possibilities for a better future. Whether it is working with adolescents or adults, my true strength comes from a deeply grounded faith and a secure identity that brings confidence and assurance to all around me.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC
I am passionate about inspiring my clients to embrace and allow their wellbeing. I help clients cultivate authentic relationships in their lives; both with themselves and others. I provide a safe environment for clients to explore their true selves while mastering the process of creating their own realities and seeing the powerful beings they are. I support clients in living enriched and empowered lives with ease, fun, and bliss.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Californial Heights, Long Beach 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 Californial Heights, Long Beach 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 Californial Heights, Long Beach, or Child Psychologists in Californial Heights, Long Beach.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Californial Heights, Long Beach 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 Californial Heights, Long Beach 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.