Therapeutic Approach: I believe that our early relationships strongly influence how we relate to others in our present lives. Often times our underlying beliefs, fears, and wishes from our early relationships may cause difficulties in our present relationships. Psychological distress and trauma can often manifest in the form of mood and anxiety disorders, as well as somatic pains and dysfunctions. The struggles and conflicts we encounter in our lives are opportunities to identify the learned habitual behavioral patterns in which we engage in attempt to meet our emotional needs, and to uncover and give life to our true selves.
My therapeutic approach is influenced by Psychodynamic-Attachment psychotherapy theories, with specialized training in Sensorimotor psychotherapy practices. My work focuses on the mind-body relationship to bring it into harmony via a non-pathological identification and exploration of the wounds of our childhood where limiting beliefs and biases were imprinted. I incorporate mindfulness practices to help enable each client develop attunement to the present moment to gain awareness, insight, and to expand core beliefs we hold about ourselves, others, and the world in which we live.
Therapy is a safe space where I foster the interpersonal growth of each client. I believe that within each of us lives our true essence, an internal sense of wisdom that has always known what we need for balance. Through the therapeutic relationship, we will work together to find your resilient and innate true self, allow space for it to thrive, and expand your capacity to experience the infinite possibilities of life’s experiences. I will work collaboratively with you in co-creating a relational dynamic that fosters authentic connection and engagement with your unique, authentic self. While I may not have experienced all the life moments you have, I will strive to meet you where you are and seek to understand you through your experiences in order to guide you to where you truly want to be.
I work with individual adults. Areas of focus include:
- Life phase transitions
- Relationship concerns
- Stress management
Background: I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles and have been licensed since 2008. My clinical experience includes conducting neuropsychological assessments, as well as assessment and psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of clinical settings ranging from inpatient psychiatric facilities to outpatient community mental health clinics.