I am a Psy.D., in Clinical Psychology, lic. / cert., as a trauma focused specialist, for the treatment of adults with an emphasis on individuals and couples.
I specialize in the treatment of traumatic injuries and the psychological factors related to the experience. I direct individuals in regulating their emotions.
I believe that before one can experience emotional freedom, a person must address the internalized reflected negative emotions from the past.
I adapt a personal approach, best tailored to the individual. I will work with you, one-on-one, or within your relationships.
My treatment approach is individually selected. I encourage models related to emotional focused therapy and psychodynamic foundation. I encourage creative expression to self-awareness.
I am also qualified to work with Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy 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 works at resolving the presenting problem and the most effective resolution. The following sessions focus at a deeper pathway to healing from trauma.
When I work with children, I am aware of family patterns, as the effects in the way a child will act and behave, at home and in school. Many children live with parents who struggle emotionally from a separation, divorce or loss. A child will often model parents symptoms, as a way of identifing with the parent. When a child becomes effected by parents emotional conflicts, initially, I encouraged conjoint sessions with the primary. Therapeutic counseling can become a safe-haven for the child, where the child can better understand and cope his/her family transition and the restructured family patterns.
Doctor of Clinical Psychology
Lic. / Cert., Trauma Therapist, T-F CBT, DBT, EFT
Assessing the quality of relationships
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)