Weekly counseling sessions are ideal for developing trust as we work through the challenges in your life. I provide tele-therapy and services are held using a HIPAA compliant website to ensure your that privacy is protected. You must also be living in California. Please note that I do not complete disability paperwork.
In the sessions: I focus on your mood and how you cope. I use cognitive behavioral interventions, I review how you cope and offer suggestions on how to manage the challenges you face. I also do trauma work; I was trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and incorporate EMDR in the tele-therapy sessions to work through anxiety, depression, small and big traumas including:
a car or other type of accident
anxiety including social anxiety or specific phobia (such as an animal phobia). agoraphobia or panic attacks
prior abuse (physical, emotional or sexual) or emotional neglect, being bullied
grief (after the death of a loved one whether that is a person or a pet)
EMDR has proven to be an effective treatment in reducing the symptoms connected to trauma (such as being startled easily, nervousness and difficulty concentrating). For more information, go to the EMDR International Association at www.emdria.org.
In addition, I was trained in the Flash Technique since August 2020 and use that intervention and treatment model when targeting a small or big trauma. For more information, please review Dr. Philip Manfield's website at www.flashtechnique.com.
My specialties include:
anxiety and burn out due to over-doing at work, in your relationships or at home
difficulty concentrating, procrastination or avoiding things that make you anxious
depression including how to manage a sad or irritable mood, negative thinking and lack of energy
difficulty focusing, in managing your impulsivity, disorganization related to ADHD
anger and irritability, feeling overwhelmed and stressed (due to work or relationship)
helping you set some boundaries in your life (around hours worked or with relationships)
grief and loss (after a break up, divorce or death)
lack of focus, procrastination or avoiding things that make you anxious or worried
One last thing.... I work collaboratively with you and we'll build on your strengths and try to reduce the impact of those previous hurtful events. To support your growth, in-between sessions I often email handouts or video links that will support your growth during treatment. When working with teens, I believe the parent or caregiver's participation in the treatment is very important. I hope to open the line of communication between parent/teen which helps to facilitate change not just with the client but with the family.
Call today to schedule a consultation or to inquire if I have any treatment openings. If you send me an email, please know I'll respond in 48 hours so check your spam folder in case the email was routed there. Thank you!