**NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** **Evening and Saturday appointments available ** I specialize in building positive relationships with adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families. I take an active and collaborative role in therapy, and utilize strong skills in communication to establish your individual needs and to prepare and deliver appropriate treatment and therapy plans accordingly. I draw from many therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused.
Our lives can often become overwhelming, leaving us feeling anxious, depressed or lost, without a clear direction to go. Often we know we don't want to feel like this but we're unsure how to change it. This is where therapy can help! Therapy provides a safe, honest place for people to explore their problems, collaborate to create solutions, and ultimately feel better. Life is meant to be enjoyed, full of happiness, and fulfillment. Topped with a good amount of humor! I want to help you have the life you want.
Does it seem that you cannot break free from the past, but are fearful of the future? Does your emotional pain seem to overshadow the joyful life you wish to live? Yes, from birth to death our lives can be touched by traumatic events. But we humans are resilient and foster the capacity to heal and to grow. I offer a safe and respectful therapeutic collaboration. As working partners, we will discover your own individual path to healing as we explore your innate courage and inspiration.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, Grad Dp
What assumptions are holding you back from the life you have imagined for yourself? What possible regrets might you avoid by connecting more authentically with your true wants and needs? Our individual struggle may be recent and feel minor, or life-long, serious, and seemingly unsolvable. These struggles often show most profoundly in relationships with those closest to us, in career difficulties, or in a broader desire to connect with personal meaning. No matter your circumstance, I humbly offer myself to you as a trusted companion on your journey to explore positive change through therapy.
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming and life events begin to impact your joy, fulfillment; your ability to do the things you need to do. You may be struggling with work, engaging in meaningful activities, parent effectively, or spending quality time with family and friends. Seeking out help and support through therapy can be a great way to help you find your way back to self-confidence, energy, and the motivation to get back to living a happy, fulfilling life.
We live in a fast paced world, and in the best of times this can make it difficult to reach our personal goals. Therapy can provide the opportunity for meaningful change whether you are having difficulty adjusting to a transition in your life or are experiencing significant difficulties that are impacting your ability to function. I would be happy to meet with you to discuss your unique experience and the areas of your life you want to enhance. I believe therapy is a collaborative process and I would welcome the opportunity to support you through a transformation that allows you to reach the goals you’ve set for yourself.
I am accepting new clients! I am, however, no longer accepting insurance directly, except MediCal. I have helped families, men, women, and children work through all kinds of issues, including anger, anxiety and depression. I have an eclectic approach, tailoring our work to suit your needs- working on healing and/ or changing behavior. I am outgoing, directive and we get results.
My primary interest is the treatment of trauma. I have successfully used Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and other methods of calming the nervous system. EMDR can help you process through and move beyond difficult memories so they no longer trigger intense emotions. Neurofeedback (brain biofeedback) is an additional intervention I now offer which can be helpful in healing trauma by calming the brain. You can experience peace of mind and a general sense of well-being. If you or a loved one suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, flashbacks, nightmares or mood instability, there is hope in effective treatment.
We all have relationships that affect our lives. They can be friendships, spouses/partners, parents, children, work relationships, and so much more. Are you struggling with any relationships in your life? How are those relationships affecting the rest of your world?
Are you curious who you can trust with your fears and worries, or your hopes and dreams? Have you tried quitting/cutting back on those negative coping skills but seem to keep falling back into your old patterns? You might be wondering if there's someone out there who can celebrate you for being a little "outside the box". Maybe you’re in a consensual non-monogamous relationship, you identify as LBGTQIA2+ or you’re considering transitioning your gender or sexual orientation and you're wondering who you can trust to be affirming and knowledgeable. You deserve to be truly seen and celebrated for everything you bring to this world.
I believe that one of the most courageous steps we can take when experiencing mental health challenges is seeking the support of a mental health professional. I believe that our lived experiences and lack of experience influence the way we manage and adapt to life stressors and changes. My hope is to support you in exploring ways in which you can reduce mental health distress and improve your overall mental health well-being.
I work with individuals who desire a deeper connection within themselves and with important people in their lives. This may include family members, intimate partners, friends, and business colleagues. I have a special interest in working with veterans and neurodiverse individuals. I practice trauma-informed care and deeply value ongoing training and learning.
Life is truly a mystery. One day, all can seem well and other days can leave you wondering what just happened. One certainty, change is inevitable. I am passionate about helping people cultivate their best self, which in turn, reflects the quality of our relationships. If you are feeling stuck, unmotivated, depressed, anxious or just unsatisfied with your life, know that change is possible. I engage in the counseling process from a client centered, solution focused and strength based approach. I offer a safe, confidential space to help you explore core beliefs or core issues that often govern our way of life.
My passion is working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I provide counseling focusing on variety of issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. I believe in working with you to get through all those issues while utilizing an integrative, attachment based, trauma informed healing approach. I want us to work together to develop a variety of skills (coping, communication, and/or parenting), to work on ways to overcome past adversities and traumas, and to find a path through current stressors that are affecting your daily life functioning.
When life is challenging, my intention is to work with you to help you find your way again. My office is a safe, nonjudgmental space so you can feel comfortable in sharing deeply personal, difficult, and stressful experiences while exploring your history, struggles, behavioral patterns, and strengths to find realistic and fulfilling ways to move forward. My interest is in helping you with your life’s challenges so that together we can work to transform your life with the most individualized plan possible in a way that feels good to you and where we will make it possible for you to reach your goals.
Are you feeling irritated or depressed? Do you feel unappreciated? Are you anxious in social situations? Is it time to make positive changes in your life? Healing begins when you acknowledge that feelings of pain, isolation or fear are too much to carry alone. The journey starts by speaking the truth about what you want from life. Allowing yourself the opportunity to experience clarity and understanding is a gift no one can take away. I offer you the opportunity to explore and identify goals for treatment by providing a space where honesty, openness and a sense of humor allow healing to begin.
Currently accepting new patients. I provide counseling services covering a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. I believe getting help early on can greatly improve our ability to cope with the stress of life. I am passionate about helping others and have experience working with people of all ages, from young children to adults.
Life creates obstacles causing painful emotions, confusion, and disconnection. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, body image, or daily coping skills, you might wonder how you will overcome such obstacles. With my unique approach to therapy, we will focus on your personal strengths, identify unconscious patterned behaviors, and guide you to a more fulfilling life. My mission is to encourage all beings to fearlessly honor who they are, find the tools necessary to freely live as the person they want to be, and to engage in their relationships with true connection.
Have you ever thought "maybe I should talk to someone"? Every person has a story, and I would love to listen to yours. As a person-centered therapist I provide you a safe environment where you feel comfortable to share your world with me. I understand the multitude of emotions that one can experience on a day to day basis, as well as those that we often keep hidden. Managing stress, anxiety, relationships, work, family, friends, and so on can take a toll and possibly leave you feeling depleted or lost. I want to help you navigate change, process hardships, manage emotions, and make sense of your path.
Need PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING to finally discover what is happening? Would you like to finally resolve issues within yourself/family/family business effectively and permanently? My style/approach is unique; my background lends itself well to families with small and large businesses who are trying to keep ownership a positive dynamic. Consultation in my office does not feel like another "thing to get done." If you put in effort, you'll find that our work together will be life-changing. Time is never wasted; I will listen to you while giving you the feedback you are longing for. You'll find that you grow and get stronger by the minute.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Paso Robles 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 Paso Robles 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 Paso Robles, or Child Psychologists in Paso Robles.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Paso Robles 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 Paso Robles 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.