• 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.

  • 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

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

    Solution-Focus Brief Therapy (SFBT)

    Narrative Therapy

    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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    • Contact Me

      Transform your life with one call.

      31225 La Baya Dr Suite #115
      Westlake Village, California 91362
      Tuesdays 9am - 6pm, Wednesdays 9am - 6pm & Thursdays 9am - 1pm
      (747) 203-0717
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