"Growth is painful.
Change is painful.
But nothing is as painful
as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong."
Therapy is less about curing and more about healing the pain and suffering that you are carrying on a daily basis so that you can live, and not just survive.
When we heal we are invited to bear witness to our emotional pain so that we can move through it and live a life of integrity that we can be proud of instead of avoiding or numbing our pain as most humans do.
It will be uncomfortable. We will meet resistance. And this is where we will see the growth and fulfillment that you have been yearning for.
We will work together towards exploring the current problems that are interfering in living the life that you desire, as well as explore if there are any negative beliefs from childhood, past trauma, or past generational trauma that are impeding in this life that you are creating for yourself. Through the work that we will be doing together, we will work towards unburdening from these beliefs and moving towards this life that you have been missing.
As a therapist licensed to practice in California, I specialize in working with the following populations:
~Perinatal Mental Health (Perinatal Mental Health Certification from PSI)
~Supporting parents during all stages of parenthood
~Survivors of loss (including loss in pregnancy)
~Adults experiencing life transitions
~Victims of trauma
My goal is to help you to learn and understand your emotions and feelings in your body. In doing so, we learn how the reactions to your emotions and the feelings in your body fulfill you or hold you from living the life that you desire, and how to bring your emotions to focus to work with them and not against them. Essentially, I want to help you to not stay "stuck" in your suffering. I want nothing more for you than to close the reality gap that exists between the life that you are living and the life that you desire.
Research has shown time and time again that a collaborative therapeutic alliance between a clinician and client is the primary factor in determining successful therapy outcomes over specific therapeutic protocols. With that said, I frequently am asked what treatment protocols I use. I use a variety of treatment approaches with my clients. No one treatment modality fits all. To better serve the needs of my clients, I continuously invest in training and certifications, and have given specific focus to the women/couples with depression/anxiety in the perinatal period, young children, trauma, and parenting. I use an Eclectic approach to treatment in which I draw upon various aspects of Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trama-Focused Therapy, EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Somatic (body work) Experiencing, and psychodynamic methods to create a custom-made treatment plan for you. I use a growth mindset for most clients, but will tailer a treatment plan focused on symptom reduction when necessary or requested by you or your insurance company. Therapy is at your pace, and I will walk with you through the process, gently challenging therapeutic resistance along the way.
I work with English and Spanish-speaking adults of all ages, in a safe and supportive environment either in person or visually via my client platform, Simple Practice.
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