I believe the basis of a successful psychotherapy experience is a warm, empathic and non-judgmental connection where clients feel understood, supported and accepted. My clinical work focuses on helping people with depression or anxiety issues, chronic or life-threatening illness, & chronic pain. In addition, I enjoy working with older adolescents and young adults who have been frustrated in trying to capitalize on their strengths & achieve their personal & professional goals. Our work may involve issues related to mood, behaviors, education/career, stage-of-life transitions, relationships, & sexuality or sexual orientation.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over ten years of clinical experience. Therapy can be a difficult step to take, but my goal is to create a safe and trusting relationship with all my clients. I want you to feel heard and validated so that you can share your unique story. Together we will discover your strengths, learn from your past, and begin the process of healing.
Our group of therapists treats all forms: individual, families, couples, etc. We enjoy working with couples (premarital couples, married couples, divorcing and divorced couples, co-parenting couples). Our client is the relationship and our goal is that you would experience new life in your relationship.
ALL SERVICES AVAILABLE ONLINE VIA VIDEO CONFERENCING! I specialize in working with individuals struggling with weight loss and weight management. I provide an alternative strategy to weight loss based on cognitive therapy that allows people to change their life and their relationship with food, instead of just dieting. Treatment focuses on emotional eating, restructuring routines, and utilizing self-talk to help instead of sabotage. As a licensed personal training, I am also able to provide customized workout programs for clients to coincide with their weight management program. No more dieting!
I am a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist offering Telehealth sessions to clients residing in California. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, and supporting clients through challenging seasons of life due to change or transition.
Life is a journey. It has its ups, downs and in-betweens. I believe everyone has their own story, and it deserves to be told. I will walk with you through your life journey and help you to discover the beauty within, even in the darkest times.
My passion is working with you to create a well-rounded fulfilling life, and I practice what I preach. I emphasize deep meaningful therapy sessions along with other aspects such as healthy eating, exercise, hobbies, relationships and time in nature. I like to be clear with our goals and how therapy will work and I will guide you each step of the way.
How to choose the right therapist to help you? With so many options out there looking for someone that will understand what is keeping you up in the middle of the night is very important. So many people struggle with communication, relationship and intimacy issues that the quality of their lives significantly decreases. Helping clients reconnect with others is my speciality. If you are ready to change your relationships and improve your quality of life give me a call. Looking forward to meeting you soon!
Do you find yourself worried and self conscious? Are you grieving the loss of a loved one or the loss of what you did not get during your upbringing or in your life? Do you find yourself having negative thoughts or jumping to conclusions? Are you experiencing conflict with family members, co-workers or other important relationships in your life? Do you try to push away unwanted thoughts and unpleasant emotions only to have them appear in full force? Do you talk to yourself in a negative way or have a negative view of yourself? You want to feel better and live life to the fullest.
Do anxious thoughts and worry keep you up at night? Do you struggle with negative self-talk, self-criticism, blame for what you should or shouldn’t have done? Do you frequently compare yourself to others, and come up short? The stress of day-to-day life can become overwhelming and lead us to feel anxious and disconnected from ourselves, and our most essential relationships. We become exhausted, trying to manage work, family, friendships; only to find that we’ve neglected ourselves and our own needs. Let's work together to heal your old wounds, achieve a sense of calm, gain clarity, and the confidence for you to thrive.
I am an empathetic trauma-informed Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in California. I specialize in Grief, Trauma, and Eating Disorders, having worked with these populations in multiple settings. As you are reading this you may be minimizing various experiences you have had in life. Often, we tend to minimize our experiences as a way of coping with them and the world around us. While this may have been necessary at some point in life, I am here to support you through the process of looking at those experiences once again and learning how to hold them in a way that you may have not felt was possible.
Are circumstances, relationships, or mental wellbeing preventing you from getting the most from life? A full and meaningful life is your right by birth. Consulting a psychologist can help unblock your career, relationships, and lead to realizing your perfect life. Therapy can be brief, sometimes a course adjustment is all that's needed to get back on track. Sometimes taking a more holistic view and working through multiple areas of your life can provide time to heal, uncover hidden strengths, and empower you to live the life you envision. If you feel stuck, or have anxiety/trauma, that is keeping you from enjoying life, please call.
Sometimes life challenges feel insurmountable. Whether they are related to work, relationships, personal goals, finances, or life and social stressors, these challenges can be immobilizing and disruptive. There is hope. The path to regaining balance and healing often includes a therapeutic intervention. I’d like to help you on your journey to move beyond barriers and challenges that interfere with living your best life. I work with individuals experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, general or chronic medical conditions, changes in functioning/abilities, work-life imbalance, sleeping or eating disruptions, and stress.
Athletes, from high school to professional, current to former, if you or someone you know struggles with sports performance anxiety or addiction, let me help! As a former collegiate athlete and current sports junkie, I understand the complexities that a student or professional athlete experiences: pressures of in-game performance, anxiety of future college decisions, maintaining academic performance along with athletic pressures, life transition after sports career ends. All of these can produce intense anxiety and addiction which can cause shameful, intrusive thought patterns. I focus on combating shame by identifying strengths, expanding coping strategies, and understanding family patterns.
Therapy is a precious and unique space, for a standard 45-50 minute block, you will virtually sit with me to process and uncover the profound and deeper parts of yourself. My role and objective is to create a warm and inviting place in which you feel safe to show up as you are, to feel all the emotionally charged feelings, and relate to yourself in a way you may have not ever known or seen in yourself – in a more kind, loving, compassionate, and graceful manner.
I know how hard it can be to open up to a new person. Trust between you and your therapist is key for successful treatment and I want to help ease the transition. In the session we will work to unpack how you are managing emotionally, cognitively, physically, spiritually, and socially. My training has focused on high functioning individuals who may be successful in many domains (e.g., students, professionals) but are looking to improve functioning across the board. Let's look at past, present and future. We can collaborate to find the path for you - whether it is your first time or this is part of a long history in treatment.
Take a breath – go ahead. The process of finding a therapist can feel daunting and overstimulating, much like the world in general. Bear in mind that you don’t have to commit to a particular person right away. What’s most important is that you feel safe, supported, and heard. It might take a bit to find someone with whom you resonate, so I invite you to take the time and space you need. Our society conditions us to feel a sense of urgency, and it’s helpful to remind ourselves that we are more than our productivity, and we are more than our labels. As a person and professional, I celebrate diversity and multiculturalism of all kinds.
Sometimes it becomes challenging managing the ebb and flow of life and we become isolated, stressed and overwhelmed. Our past wounds always seem to sneak up on us when we least expect. Life transitions can be difficult in that they take much adjustment and effort. There is such a pressing need to invest in yourself and in the building of healthy relationships. You need to spark the parts of yourself that harnests vitality and make life worth living. Investing in your mental health can reveal solutions as well as provide you skills that will last a lifetime. Whatever your need we can work together to find solutions.
Ansiedad, depresion, vacio interno; son respuestas emocionales al desapego familar. Familias multicuturales en proceso de adaptacion, se ven expuestas a estas emociones y a las conductas sintomáticas que les corresponden. Apoyo a mis clientes en la búsqueda de sus fuerzas internas hacia la salud y la felicidad. Anxiety, depression, internal emptiness, are emotional responses to family detachment. Multicultural families in the process of assimilating to mainestream culture, are exposed to these emotions and consequently to their symptoms. My therapeutic strategy involves supporting clients as they find their own sources of strength
You’re someone who strives to be the best version of yourself but struggles to know how to get there. This might present as anxiety, depression, unprocessed trauma, low self-esteem, or a negative relationship with food. You may need help with processing this trauma or learning healthy coping techniques. On the other hand, you may have no idea where to start your healing journey. My goal is to help my clients recognize their needs and take the steps to get them met. Facing traumatic experiences, creating new thought patterns, and learning healthy coping techniques can be difficult, but finding peace and acceptance makes it worth it
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Park West, San Diego 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 Park West, San Diego 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 Park West, San Diego, or Child Psychologists in Park West, San Diego.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Park West, San Diego 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 Park West, San Diego 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.