Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.
I specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families who have experienced anxiety, depression, communications issues, and trauma. This trauma, anxiety, depression, communications issues generally show up as addiction, shame, guilt, low self-esteem, or interpersonal conflicts. I work with my clients to move past their trauma, anxiety, depression, communications issues and develop hope. In my practice, I am dedicated to being culturally informed and tailoring therapy to each individual’s needs.
I am certified EMDR therapist. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, an evidence-based modality that helps clients’ brains get “unstuck” from trauma in their past and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy to help clients with OCD. I took advanced training on treating OCD and Eating Disorder. I also utilize Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) in sessions with clients to support a growing awareness of how thoughts inform mood and behaviors. Clients develop their goals for therapy and I teach the skills necessary to reach those goals.
Beside working with my clients I enjoy teaching mater and doctorate level students, reading research articles, listening to music, going on hikes or on long walk by beach and playing with my fur babies.