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.
When treating OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), I specifically use ERP (Exposure Response Prevention). ERP is the gold standard of care for treating OCD.
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.
Recent Notable Trainings
The Modern Therapist Conference 2019 & 2020 - Therapy Reimagined
Online OCD Conference 2020 - International OCD Foundation
Postpartum Support International’s Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care & Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy Training
"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
"Introduction to OCD Treatment" - Antioch University Counseling Center
"Introduction to OCD Treatment - Looking Through Another Lens" - Eastside Eating Disorder Network Event
"Self Care - Utilizing Healthy Coping Skills" - Women and Wellness hosted by Dwell Surrogacy and Egg Donation
"Introduction to OCD Treatment - Looking Through Another Lens" - Table Talk for Valley Federation of Eating Disorder Professionals
Viewpoint School, Calabasas, CA: “Eating Disorders vs. Disordered Eating”
Get in touch with me. I would love to hear from you.