Anger, shame, anxiety, depression, and perfectionism are emotions and traits that can be caused by trauma. Unresolved trauma can negatively affect our current relationships and family dynamics. My goal as a therapist is to collaborate with you in order to manage trauma-related symptoms and reach a more meaningful state. I utilize a client-centered approach in order to create a safe space for my clients to process unresolved feelings/reactions. Forming a meaningful connection allows us to create a space that welcomes vulnerability, and the therapeutic relationship is just as important as the therapeutic modality.
Depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic illness, addictions and emotional challenges can disrupt our lives and everything we hold dear. I will work with you to develop a plan and set reachable goals to improve your quality of life.
Have you experienced abuse (e.g. physical, sexual, psychological, emotional, etc.) in the past and do the impacts of it seem to keep coming up in your relationships today? My name is Soy and I would like to help you find healing from your past. My approach to support your healing is through relationships--relationship with yourself, with others, and with me. I believe that relationships are at the core of our well-being and I will walk alongside you as we explore, sometimes challenge, and navigate strategies that no longer serve you, as well as the ones that do, in an open, honest, and curious way.
***NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS; PLEASE CONTACT TO BE ADDED TO WAITLIST OR LIST OF OTHER PROVIDERS*** Have you noticed that things have just not been the same for the past few months or weeks and can't really seem to figure out why? Your daily routine has been thrown off, your relationships are changing and maybe even your school/work performance is also getting impacted. You tried everything that others have suggested but it still doesn't seem to work. Maybe therapy was not the first idea but you feel like you would be considered a burden to others when talking about these things so you made a difficult to decision to give it a try.
Both of us are working with you in our online sessions. We are a couple working with couples. We can help you with awareness of your issues and coping behavior that may be roadblocks to your life goals and fulfilling relationships. We can help you set realistic goals and support you to reach those goals.
"As therapists, we are public servants. We have devoted our lives to making something from nothing, to find complex solutions to complex problems. To care and hold space in the face of disaster, trauma and fear. To give assurance and strength and help others rise." - Kirsten Haney LMFT
I work with couples utilizing Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and with individuals utilizing Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT). EFT has been demonstrated to be highly effective in helping couples change unhelpful patterns, repair trust, and create a more secure bond. EFT is based on the premise that what humans crave most is love and security. It would make sense that when we feel our love connection is threatened (often triggered by issues related to money, sex, parenting, in-laws, etc) we might either pursue our partner, desperately trying to “fix” the relationship, or defend ourselves by withdrawing.
My ideal client is open to thinking of themselves in a different way and open to challenging unhelpful thoughts that get in their way. Even though things are challenging somewhere inside of themselves they remain hopeful and they can experience joy and life in a more positive way despite circumstances around them.
What is an immigration psychological evaluation? It's a conversation with a licensed mental health professional. Where we discuss your history and gather information about how your mental health is being impacted, due to the specifics of your immigration case. The evaluation will last about 120 minutes. A written report summarizing the evaluation will be provided to your attorney to be include with your immigration petition.
I am a Bilingual Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY27401) who works systemically, with children, adolescents, adults, and families. When one person is struggling, it not only impacts the individual but the individual's interpersonal relationships, as well. I strive to help you grow as an individual while strengthening intimacy and closeness with others. I utilize a strength-based approach to help you identify your personal goals, achieve self-awareness, and make the changes you feel are necessary. I believe therapy is a collaborative process to help you better understand yourself and find the best version of you.
Have you ever looked at your life and thought, “Why is this happening? Is it always going to be like this? What can I do?” Do you feel anxious, sad or misunderstood more often than not? Maybe life seems easier and better for everyone around you. Maybe you're surrounded by people, but you feel alone. Your relationships feel like a struggle to maintain. Conflict and discomfort seem like the norm, not the exception. Sometimes it seems like it will never get better and no one understands.
Do you feel stuck or haunted by the same unhelpful thoughts, feelings or behaviors? Do you have hard time trusting yourself or others? Are you looking for greater vitality, peace, and/or meaning in your life? I can help. Let’s explore together what needs tending in order to help you break out of old patterns and thrive.
I believe being in an equilibrium state is one of the keys to maintain a healthy well being, however, we often face many challenges that could easily lead to a disequilibrium. My role as a therapist is to work with you collaboratively in order to address your needs, to guide you in understanding how your past experiences shape your present self; to help you in identifying your thought patterns and emotions that affect your behaviors; and to coach you so that you are equipped when dealing with different life challenges. By working as a team, you will eventually be able to restore the balance and maintain a healthy well being.
Hello and Welcome, I am glad you found your way here! These days many of us are dealing with difficult challenges in our lives due to either past trauma or current situations. We get overwhelmed with feelings of sadness & worries, we find it difficult to regulating our emotions, sometime we are not able to enjoy the things we used to enjoy, and our relationships are suffering. Often we wonder what is wrong with me! You might notice it is harder to tolerate stressful situations and you feel powerless, questioning you worthiness. I am here to help you!
Are you feeling sad, anxious and overwhelmed? Do you feel angry and frustrated at life? Do you find yourself feeling lost, stuck in old patterns and scared that life will never change? You are not alone. Making changes in life may seem overwhelming. I am here to help! No matter your story, I believe that we all have within us the strength and courage to create a life filled with joy, connection and peace. It may feel difficult to make the decision to embark on a new journey in life through psychotherapy. Often, the first step of reaching out can be the hardest. I am here for you and look forward to guiding you through your journey.
Addiction and Recovery Counseling is for anyone who feels that alcohol or drugs are affecting them negatively. As a Licensed Recovery Counselor I offer individuals, couples and families help to develop plans for reaching their recovery goals and making positive changes in their lives. Addiction and Recovery Counseling is an opportunity for families to learn about addiction and the behaviors that go along with it. I help families understand what role they play in their loved ones addiction and recovery.
Do you struggle with anxiety and depression due to your childhood trauma? Are you having problems with your partner or family members due to life transition issues? Are you experiencing increased stress, fears, and doubts around the future? I believe that we all have the capacity to heal our emotional wounds and create meaningful changes. My goal as a therapist is to offer you a safe place in which you can process insights, concerns, and emotions associated with trauma.
**Yes, Accepting New Clients** To make real change happen we must choose. Choosing requires courage, strength & personal responsibility to undertake the intimate journey of self-discovery, no matter how broken we feel. The Japanese culture has a tradition of painting a broken section of pottery with gold, thereby embracing the meaning that beauty is found in the broken places. From a conscious & objective heart space, I choose to meet you wherever you are in life, as life can hand us challenging situations at any moment, pushing our limits of comprehension, stress, & pain. With a holistic view, some humor & the warmth of a neutral &
Do you struggle with feelings of anxiety, depression, guilt or low self-esteem? Do you find yourself avoiding social engagements or so preoccupied with excessive worrying? Finding ways to navigate these difficult feelings can help you get back on track. I use a psychodynamic approach and CBT that focuses on uncovering patterns of behavior and ways of relating to ourselves and others that are often outside of our awareness. I also consider how our past impacts who we are today. Through acceptance and empathy, we will establish a trusting therapeutic relationship and work together toward your personal growth and self-discovery.
I'm not in the business of instigating change. I am in the delicate and complex work of empowering it. Because I believe you have the wisdom to bring about change. Because change is your work and your choice; my role is to set the stage, empty it, illuminate what stands in the way and explore with you the possibilities for change. Ultimately you decide.The fact that you're here already ensures it. My job is to notice your process, reflect and honor it. In this space, I have seen amazing change happen.