I have been working in the field of mental health for over 14 years and have extensive experience working with children, adolescent, adult and families in various settings and environments. I use a strengths-based approach and attempt to work with my clients on the topics and issues they want to and are ready to explore. I have extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Trauma focused CBT, and motivational interviewing.
I enjoy helping young adults learn more about who they are and what they want out of this life. Setting boundaries, developing more positive self-talk, problem-solving, improving communication skills, and being authentic are all important factors to feeling like your best self. I tend to have more of a conversational, laid-back style and believe a sense of humor and some foul language in sessions can be incredibly therapeutic! I strongly believe that the therapist-client relationship is the number one reason for success in a therapeutic relationship, so it is important to me that you feel like we are the right fit.
Help me to understand your hurt, and you will no longer be alone in it. I would be honored to join you in your healing journey. Let's be intentional in our daily lives and create meaning in the 'good' and 'bad' days, as well as the 'everything in between' days.
I specialize in working with teens and young adults who are navigating the transition to adulthood. This moment can bring up big questions: Who am I? Who do I want to be? Where am I headed? It can be overwhelming, but it's also a perfect moment to invest in the support you need to move skillfully into the next phase of life. I want you to feel capable of handling difficult moments as they arise, and to have a solid sense of who you and what you want out of life.
I approach each client with authenticity, with the understanding that each person’s needs are unique. My goal is to help you develop a deeper understanding of your own true feelings. Together, we can build your sense of confidence so you can speak your truth; and create the life, career, and relationships you want.
Sometimes life can be difficult and we can get stuck in ways that keep us from achieving our full potential. Many people stay too long in a place of unhappiness and despair. If you are anxious, depressed, have been through a traumatic experience, or just feel stuck and hopeless, you need someone to understand you and provide the professional support and expertise to help you feel good again.
Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), along with skills from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and mindfulness, I help my clients identify and change ways of thinking and coping that may be impacting their mental health. This approach includes teaching coping skills that will target specific symptoms and triggers as well as learning to cope with or resolve intense emotional pain. I use this approach to treat complicated grief, trauma, panic, and related anxiety or depression.
How would your life be different if you could accept with confidence that your Essence is pure Joy, Peace, & Connection? What burdensome thoughts & feelings could you shed? What amazing, healing qualities would spontaneously emerge? What would literally change about your day to day? I want to help you get out of the past, stop criticizing & comparing yourself, stop feeding hungry ghosts; and to TRAILBLAZE a path to your most awesome self * UNCOVER hidden gems * ACTUALIZE your wildest dreams * TAP INTO your own innate ability to heal and transform yourself *
My areas of proficiency are in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, and panic. I am EMDR trained, RLT certified (a form of cognitive behavioral therapy), and have extensive success applying the use of cognitive processing therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, as well as in supporting clients to learn extensive resourcing skills in concert with polyvagal theory for calming a client’s stressed nervous system.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that has provided psychotherapy, family therapy, and group services in English and Spanish for over nine years. I work with adults and families specializing in mental health and/or co-occurring disorders including depression, anxiety, trauma and chemical dependency. I utilize evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and brief therapy to help you decrease symptoms while developing more meaningful life experiences.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I have been working in this field since 2012, and I have expertise and experience treating depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, trauma, postpartum, marital issues including infidelity, and more. My clinical framework tends to be a Cognitive Behavioral approach as well as a solution focused approach. I believe that you are the driver of your life, and I am the passenger, providing direction, support and guidance.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. My collaborative approach helps you to build on your strengths in order to face life's personal challenges. I believe in each person's intrinsic ability to heal from past hurt or trauma, and I see my role as that of a professional guide or consultant who will walk side by side with you through this part of your healing journey.
My background is in Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused, and Trauma Informed Therapy. I have extensive experience working with clients with severe mental illness, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and developmental delays. My life’s work is about helping others improve their lives and making lasting changes toward wellness. My specialty areas include working with symptoms of depression, anxiety, grief and loss, anger management, family dynamics, and stress management.
I have experienced the complexities of family relationships, stress and anxiety, grief and loss, phase of life changes, work-related issues, motivation, self-esteem, adjustment disorders, and of course persistent diagnoses as well such as depression. I am compassionate about how we experience the world as an individual and as a collective. I am a person-centered therapist who uses an integrated approach to therapy. Even though I pull knowledge from all theories and practices, I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused-Brief Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy Mindfulness Practices and some Family Systems Therapy.
I bring over 25 years of experience as a licensed mental health professional. My training in clinical social work and human development along with my study of the latest research developments in psychology and the behavioral sciences allows me to be an effective therapist. I have helped hundreds of adults, children and families overcome and manage conditions such as anxiety, depression, sleep problems, and improve interpersonal relationships with partners and family members. In addition, I have helped many clients manage stress at the workplace and increase their capacity for agency in their lives.
I work with clients via multimedia platforms and assist them in attaining their therapeutic goals by providing more accessibility and an interactive approach. I like to work with my clients by helping them find their path to self-discovery, renewed mental health, and counsel them to living emotionally satisfying lives. I maintain a strong foundation in many theoretical approaches but believe in working from an eclectic orientation. I work with my clients utilizing diverse therapeutic techniques to develop individual treatment plans that suit their therapeutic goals and needs, while helping to bring them to a place of healing.
Connection, trust, and vulnerability are foundational to a therapeutic relationship. Therefore, as your therapist I seek to establish a warm, confidential, and compassionate atmosphere where you feel seen and heard for who you are and where you are on your path to healing and personal growth. My approach is to encourage and support you as we work collaboratively toward your goals. I am 12-Step friendly and for those who are interested in incorporating spirituality, I offer faith-based counseling as well.
Do you feel anxious just thinking about the demands of your day-to-day life? Are you wondering if your past experiences might be impacting the way you feel today? Most people who start therapy feel stuck repeating the same painful patterns but aren’t sure how to change them. Maybe you don't look forward to much or you feel like you want to escape your life and your commitments. Perhaps you’re struggling to relate to others, like you can’t truly connect to your loved ones. You might feel overwhelmed by emotions like anger, irritability, guilt, or anxiety.
My therapy style includes a blend of solution focus and cognitive behavioral therapy; I like to allow for flexibility in the session in case new situations arise. My approach is to create a safe space for individuals to share their thoughts and feelings causing distress in their everyday life.
As an experienced therapist, my goal is to balance supportive connection with skilled intervention, helping clients create lives that are meaningful and worth living. I am curious, collaborative and compassionate , respecting your unique personality, cultural background and family context. We will create an individualized treatment plan that utilizes your strengths and clarifies your therapy goals. Therapy is a significant investment of time and financial resources, and I will work with you to be effective in targeting and addressing the concerns you bring to therapy.