My vision is to empower those seeking our services to learn more about themselves,
experience personal growth and achieve what is uniquely desired.
The reason that one might decide to enter into therapy have such a wide variety, as do the approaches that therapist might take. I have a variety of experience working with different populations as well as different therapeutic issues. My belief is that change and healing happen within the relationship first and foremost. I am often reminded of the importance and reverence that I have for the therapeutic process, and am honored when a client allows me to be a part of their healing process.
At times, the concerns that bring on a need for help reach beyond the individual, and the family unit as a whole becomes the client. In my work especially with children and teenagers, this becomes a component of therapy that can bring about big change and big healing when the family is able to join with one another in the resiliency and the relationship toward a shared goal.
Relationships can be tricky. There are many components to sharing your life with a partner that make life fulfilling and wonderful. My goal in working with couples (dating, premarital or spousal partners) is to help the individuals find the ideal version of themselves and guide towards connection and intimacy in the most satisfying and healthy way they can.
Group Sessions will focus on Somatic Experiencing (SE), a body awareness approach to healing trauma, within a group process. Groups focus on each individual's innate capacity to overcome the effects of trauma. Through conversation, checkin in with clients, tracking of sensations and images, orientation to the here and now, dental reflection *from clinician and peers), and learning how to self regulate one's central nervous system to heal from trauma. I teach resiliency, empowerment, and healing through the use of bio-euro responses to thoughts, feelings, and behaviors related to trauma, substance abuse, and other mental health struggles. SE restores a sense of aliveness, relaxation and wholeness to individuals who have been plagued by traumatic experiences.
SETI Approval Sessions
I am honored to be able to give back to the network of healers that have provided so much love and support to me over the years, and assist with different faculty during the trainings, as well as provide approved sessions towards the completion of SEP certificate. When providing these sessions (even outside of the training itself) the discounted fee for SEP students still applies. I am an approved session provider for students at the Beginning and Intermediate levels of the training.
Some clients may be experiencing the kinds of needs that require some additional support. This may be due to the type of severity of struggles that they are having. I have a wonderful working relationship with some wonderful psychiatrists in the West Los Angeles area that can help provide this kind of support should the need arise. This can range from psychiatric medication support to inpatient treatment.
Areas of expertise
Trauma, Grief and Life transitions, and Addiction Recovery
Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Child or Adolescent, Depression, Family Conflict, Grief, Marital & Premarital, Men's Issues, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Trauma, Law Enforcement, Veterans, Helping, Professionals, Dual Diagnosis
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner