Telehealth for individuals and couples who are burned out from the pandemic. We are in this together and I can help you to feel less anxious, and more resilient and connected. I also help successful women and couples. Women, everyone believes you have it all together, but inside you know differently. Stress hits at the worst moments. A rude coworker or a nasty comment from your partner shatters you. At home your romance needs a tune up. But you don’t have the confidence to rock the boat. I help women just like you rediscover their strength and intuition and live bigger, more powerful lives!
I see therapy primarily as a process of self exploration which allows you to understand yourself better. Greater self awareness can help you either make different choices or experience where you are from a place of greater acceptance. We all had to go through a process to learn how to drive a car. Somehow we expect ourselves to figure out how to navigate our lives without fully understanding what drives us, how to get where we want to go, where the potholes are and how to avoid them. Before any of this can happen, you have to become more familiar with yourself through self exploration. My work is both thoughtful and practical.
We understand many people feel ashamed having to seek therapy for their child, family or themselves. However, no one is perfect and we all need help from time to time. We have created a relaxing atmosphere where you will not feel judged. We are here to assist you through a difficult time and to make the changes you need to make. Teens need help to. It is very common for teens to need therapy to deal with an issue in their life.
Longing to feel loved, respected, valued, and wanted? I have good news and bad news. Bad news first: the love you crave will not find/fulfill you if you don't love yourself first. We need the "velcro" of self-love for outside-love to stick. We need our own fiercely protective love to set great boundaries and choose friends and romantic partners who are good for us and good to us. How we treat ourselves becomes the template for how we are treated by others.
I believe that challenges, emotional pain and even struggling in the face of lifes' obstacles is the norm and not the exception, and that everyone would benefit from professional, individualized emotional support. If you are facing life transitions, such as starting a family, moving or immigration, or dealing with other challenges such as anxiety, depression, anger issues or conflict with others, I can help provide support and facilitate growth and adjustment to whatever life throws at you. I have experience working with adolescents and preteens as well as with adults and families.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, APCC, AMFT
We all experience moments of self-doubt, self-loath, and depression. We then begin to question if these feelings are normal or if they will disappear on their own. I know that asking for help is difficult, but by being here on this site you are taking the first step. Seeing a therapist does not mean there is something wrong with you, it just means you are looking for someone to hear the true you. My door is open, please come in.
Relationships can be frustrating and challenging among couples, family members, and friends. Disappointments can lead to anger, resentment, and stressful disconnections. I can help you resolve these issues through the use of treatment modalities, feedback, communications, and coping skills. Working with me, you can learn to communicate effectively, identify roles and behaviors, and understand one another.
I am a licensed therapist and a Christian. I have a passion for helping people who are broken and hurting, but have a desire to heal , and through the process of therapy seeing them grow and change. I enjoy watching God move in their lives towards a healthier more productive and satisfying life.
Our life experience as individuals impacts how we receive the world around us. There exists a unique relationship between who each of us is as a person and the moments that mount between birth and death. My intention is to gain an understanding of who you are, and the challenges that you and/or your relationship(s) face in order to build a trusting, healing relationship with you. I aim to provide a challenging space of empathetic support and non-judgmental understanding, encouraging personal growth through increased insight, and thus promoting a broader perspective as you approach solutions to the answers you are searching for.
Are you struggling with life issues. Do you feel at a loss? Are you having constant battles with your children or spouse? Do you feel you may have an issue with a substance? I can assist you. I provide a safe, calm, nurturing place to work out your issues. By utilizing a variety of techniques I work with you to find a solution to your issues. I assist you in overcoming your struggles and fears.
Finding a safe place to process pain is crucial. I work with individual adults, teens, families and couples to overcome emotional difficulties and enhance their ability to connect with self and others.
The thought of starting therapy can feel overwhelming. Sometimes we are ashamed to ask for help, or embarrassed by what we are seeking help for. The truth is, though, that in order to move forward, we have to face those things that are causing our pain and unhappiness. And sometimes we need help to do that. Asking for help takes courage. Allowing oneself to be vulnerable takes strength.
Are you caught in a pattern of doing the same old thing and it is just not working? Or perhaps you're overwhelmed by life's unexpected challenges. Often, these problems cause difficulties in our relationships. My hope is to provide a safe place to be heard and understood. I seek to create a connection with you built through non-judgmental acceptance no matter what your situation. After the first session or two, you will decide if we make a good team for the purpose of addressing your concerns. The fit and connection is essential for success in our sessions.
Thank you for stopping to read my Introductory Information. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist with more than a decade of experience, who believes in providing Integrative Care for those I treat within a diverse population. I utilize an array of treatment modalities that may be applied to your specific needs. My services are Client Centered, with a focus on developing specific treatment goals and objectives. Care is always personalized and culturally sensitive. Treatment modalities offered include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Communications Therapy, Mindfulness, and DBT.
Healing yourself, integrating body, mind, soul and spirit - realizing your highest Self. Living an authentic and adult life, facing the difficulties and clearing the obstacles to a healthier, fulfilling, connected and loving life. If these are some of your goals, then we are likely a good match for working together. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, loneliness, grief, trauma, destructive behaviors, relationship problems, parenting challenges, general dissatisfaction, feelings of emptiness or unhappiness, these difficulties have within them the pointers of which way to go; the way is within.
Hi. The decision to seek therapy is often very difficult yet in every crisis there is opportunity. What I do know is that your happiness, your well-being, your ability to find joy for yourself and in your relationships is available to you. I have been a licensed therapist for over 15 years and have worked with different issues bringing people to therapy. Whether you have been struggling with anxiety, depression or other challenges for many years or you're facing some current new challenges, I can assist you with finding options and ways to access places inside of yourself to help you heal.
We all want to be happy, but sometimes happiness is elusive. I've spent over 20 years working with adolescents, adults, seniors and families to improve mental health, build resilience, enhance relationships and move through life transitions. Whether you're a teen or young adult trying to understand the world and your place in it, an adult moving through the challenges of life, an elder facing major life changes, or a family seeking better communication and understanding of one another, I have the tools and experience to help you through.
I am passionate about creating an authentic, supportive relationship that allows for growth and understanding. I aim to create a safe space for children, teens, and adults to process thoughts and feelings, develop insight, and learn healthy ways to cope. Parents, is your child or teen expressing frequent worries, more withdrawn, struggling with adjustment to a new transition or change, experiencing difficulty with peer relations or low self-esteem? Adults, do you find yourself struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, navigating a life change, or searching for a safe space to process and reflect? I encourage you to reach out.
I empathically and collaboratively work with individuals and families towards healing, awareness, and authenticity. While exploring your unique experience we will process meaningful life events, underlying dynamics, and accompanying emotions. Employing a person centered approach with psychodynamic, dialectical, and mindfulness based techniques I attempt to facilitate insight, emotional integration, and movement towards your personal goals. My intention as a therapist is to clear the path that leads to your most realized and developed self.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Pleasant Hill 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 Pleasant Hill 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 Pleasant Hill, or Child Psychologists in Pleasant Hill.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Pleasant Hill 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 Pleasant Hill 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.