I am a Doctor in Clinical Psychology, licensed/ certified, Trauma Therapist, Marriage, Couples and Family Counseling Therapist.
My therapeutic goals are directed at helping persons regulate their emotional life, find perspective and sense of balance, to manage trauma injury related to loss, separation, detachment and developmental trauma.
I believe that before one can manage their emotional life in the present, one must first, identify the meaning of their experience as well as, the reflection of that past experience.
In my work I adapt a personal approach best tailored for each individual. I will work with only you, one-on-one, or with you and your loved ones.
My approach is often Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, DBT, at times, incorporated with one Freud's psychoanalytic famous tool of free-association, as I encourage both forms of creative expression, the internal place, where one can explore with no right or wrong.
I have worked with Trauma-Focused CBT, Brief Eclectic Psychotherapy, and Stress Inoculation therapy,
" When you remember a past event, you are actually remembering the last time you remembered it, not the event itself."
The initial consultation will address the presenting problem and focus on the most effective short-term solution. The following sessions concentrate at a deeper pathway to healing and means to cope with your emotional life.
When I work with a child, I am aware of family patterns, as it will effects the way a child acts and behaves at home and in school. Many children live with parents who emotionally struggle from separation, divorce and loss. A child can take on parent's symptoms, as a way to identify with that parent. When a child becomes effected by a parent's emotional conflicts, conjoint sessions are initially encouraged. These sessions can become a safe-haven, where the child can begin to better understand their parents' transition and how changes have effected family patterns.Please call for a free phone consultation or email me to schedule an appointment.
Doctor of Clinical Psychology
Licensed/ certified, Trauma Therapist, T-F CBT, DBT,
Licensed Marriage Family Child Psychotherapist
Professional Licenses/ Certificates/ Memberships:
Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Trauma Focus-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy TF-CBT
California Institute of Mental Health (CIMH)
Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA)
Evidenced Based Practices (EBP)
Managing Adapting Practices (MAP)