"When you can't change the direction of the wind, adjust your sails."
~H. Jackson Brown Jr.
I believe in creating a safe, non-judgmental and compassionate environment for all of my clients. My primary framework is humanistic, which focuses on fostering personal growth, increasing awareness of choice and empowering individuals. I frequently utilize a solution-focused approach to therapy by helping set goals, addressing unhealthy behaviors, and helping you become "unstuck." EMDR therapy is another modality I practice, which significantly helps process traumatic or maladaptive experiences. I pull from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to assist in healthy communication skills. You may also choose to utilize art interventions and role-playing to increase insight and encourage spontaneity and flexibility.
I believe the therapeutic relationship is important. Therapy is ever-changing and adaptive. I encourage open and authentic communication about your experience and believe this will help create the best environment for you.
"Working with Trauma and the Body" - Pasadena Trauma Therapy
EMDRIA approved EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) basic Trainings part I & II - The Institute for Creative Mindfulness
BTTI (Behavior Therapy Training Institute) - International OCD Foundation
Get in touch with me. I would love to hear from you.