• Welcome

    I am invested in a theoretical orientation that emphasizes a more integrative, dynamic, and holistic approach to mental health.

    About me

    With 11 years of clinical knowledge, I utilizes a holistic approach to enlighten and educate clients about how mind, spirit and body are interconnected.

     

    My theory is that when people have hope and can learn to challenge and replace irrational thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes, they will be free to experience change. My goal is to meet every personal experience with empathy and to provide support on their journey toward wholeness.

    COVID-19 Smash RX Updates:

    During this time of heightened awareness of the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, and its recent classification by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a global pandemic, we want to keep you up to date on how Smash RX is working to help support you during this time of uncertainty.

     

    To deliver on this promise, we are taking additional measures to minimize exposure and prevent unnecessary risk while staying open to serve the therapeutic needs of the community effective.. We will:

    1. Temporarily close our offices on Sundays effective, Sunday, March 29, 2020. Our new hours during this time will be Thursday – Saturday from 11 am – 6 pm for therapeutic smash APPOINTMENTS ONLY.
    2. YOU MUST HAVE AN APPOINTMENT. NO WALK-INS WILL BE ACCOMMODATED DURING THIS TIME. https://smashrxllc.com/packages/ 
    3. No duel or overlapping appointments.
    4. 2-4 people at a time in our business, with no more than 2 staffers.
    5. We will be implementing the following safety and disinfect practices:
    • All surfaces will be properly cleaned with 70% alcohol-based disinfectants after each therapeutic or smash session.
    • All safety gear (ie., disposable coveralls, gloves, safety shields, and masks) will be disposed of and/or cleaned after each use. Gloves will be washed after every use and safety shields and hard hats will be disinfected after every use with 70% alcohol-based disinfectants. 
    • All Destruction Devices will be cleaned with 70% alcohol-based disinfectants after each use.
    • All patrons are subject to a mandatory temperature check prior to coming into our office. Any client with a low grade fever reading 99.3F or higher will be turned away. A refund will not be issued, but you will be allowed to reschedule your appointment without charge. 

    Public Health is urging everyone to take precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19.

    How is it spread?

     

    Through droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes and does not take precautions to cover or shield the coughs and/or sneezes.

    Close personal contact, such as caring for an infected person

     

    What can I do to protect myself and others from respiratory infections like COVID-19?

     

    • Everyone, particularly those who are 65 and over, those with underlying health conditions, and pregnant women should avoid any non-essential travel, public gathering, or places where large groups of people congregate.

    • Stay home when you are sick.

    • Limit close contact with people who are sick.

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol and rub your hands together for 30 seconds and until your hands are completely dry.

    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hands).

    • Wear a MASK at all times when outside especially when you come in contact with others.

    • Maintain "Social Distancing" guidelines of 6 ft.
    • Avoid gatherings of 10 or more people.
    • Wash your hands frequently and often (every hour).

     

    Where to Buy Masks

    Emem Brown
     

    Certified Physician Assistant, Health Coach & Wellness Expert

     

    Not only does she sew masks and donate them to front-line workers.

     

    "I decided to start a movement donating face coverings to essential business owners and their staff who also are currently serving our communities to provide our essential needs. My heart believes that the idea will provide some peace of mind for business owners on the front lines." ~Emem Brown, PA

     

    Purchase your mask(s) by clicking the link below:


    https://www.emempowered.org/shop

     

  • Resiliency Group

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  • Therapy

    What to expect

    Therapy is a collaborative endeavor that can help you land more completely in the life and relationships you desire.

     

    In our work together, my goal is to meet your personal experience with empathy and to support you in your journey toward wholeness. If you suffer with states of depression, or feelings of fear, anxiety, or loneliness, or you feel generally dissatisfied with aspects of your life, our work together can provide hope and a path towards greater peace, insight and happiness.

     

    • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
    • Adults
    • Elders (65+)

    Specialties

    • Anxiety
    • Chronic Illness
    • Trauma
    • Depression
    • Grief and Loss

     

    Licensing and Certifications:

     

    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #54019

    Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP)

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

    Solution-Focus Brief Therapy (SFBT)

    Meditation Mindfulness

    Ready for your therapeutic journey?

    Therapy is a partnership. Both you and your therapist contribute to the healing process. You’re not expected to do the work of recovery all by yourself, but your therapist can’t do it for you either. Therapy should feel like a collaboration.

    Therapy will not always feel pleasant. Painful memories, frustrations or feelings might surface. This is a normal part of therapy and your therapist will guide you through this process. Be sure to communicate with your therapist about how you are feeling.

    Therapy should be a safe place. While at times you’ll feel challenged or face unpleasant feelings, you should always feel safe. If you’re starting to feel overwhelmed or you’re dreading your therapy sessions, talk to your therapist.

  • Self-Care Corner

     

    Stress Relievers that shut down down stress ASAP

     

    1. Check your thoughts: When your thoughts start to spin out of control during a stressful moment, stop and re-frame your thinking.

     

    2. Take a deep breath: Get more oxygen to your brain to lower levels of the stress hormone Cortisol.


    3. Say a mantra: Repeat a phrase from which you draw power, peace and /or strength.

     

    4.. Shake it off: Take a hint from Taylor Swift and literally shake your body to release tension.

      How to express sadness

      Expressing your sadness in healthy ways can be a good way to deal with how you are feeling.. Here are a few ways to express your sadness:

      1. Let it out: vocalize your feelings (cry, yell, scream, etc.)
      2. Get creative: Go to Smash/rage room, get out in nature, garden, or crochet/knit.
      3. Let loose: listen to music that reflects your sadness and dance to it.
      4. Put it in writing: Write about your feelings in a journal or keep a sadness diary
      5. Share: Talk about your feelings with someone you trust.
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      Westlake Village, California 91362
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