I am a Doctor of Psychology, lic. / cert., Trauma Therapist, Relationship, Couples, Counseling Therapist.
My professional goal is directed at assisting individuals with regulating their emotional life, re-discovering sense of emotional balance, healing from traumatic injury, separation, detachment or depression/ anxiety.
I believe that before one can experience positive emotional freedom, a person needs to address internalized negative emotions reflected from the past.
I will adapt a personal approach, best tailored to the individual. I will work with you, one-on-one, or within your relationships.
My approaches are often Eclectic, while directed from a psychodynamic foundation. I encourage creative emotional expression to explore self-awareness.
I also 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."
Initial consultations address the presenting problem and the most effective resolution. The following sessions focus at a deeper pathway to healing from traumatic injury.
When working with children, I stay aware of family patterns, as it effects 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 will encouraged conjoint sessions with the primary caregivers. Therapeutic counseling becomes a safe-haven for the child, where the child can better understand and cope his/her family transition and restructured family patterns.
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)