Services

 
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I provide individual therapy sessions for adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, and life transitions. I am able to provide Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, an evidenced-based therapy that enables healing from distressing life experiences. Since each individual’s journey to healing is unique, I use a person-centered approach that is tailored to your needs. Let’s work together to improve your relationship with yourself and the quality of your relationships with others.

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The first few years of a child’s life are critical to their development. I believe that young children are capable and resilient when given a safe space to express themselves, learn new skills, and strengthen relationships with caregivers. Building on my prior experience as a preschool teacher, I incorporate a thorough understanding of child development in all aspects of my practice. Through the use of art and child-led play therapy, I work to enhance a child’s self-esteem and emotional regulation. I am also trained in Child-Parent Psychotherapy, an intervention model designed for children ages 0-5 who have experienced a traumatic event and/or are experiencing mental health, attachment, or behavioral problems. In addition, I am a member of the California Association for Infant Mental Health.

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With over 10 years of experience working with children and teens, I provide a friendly, safe, and supportive environment where youth from all walks of life can be heard and make sense of their struggles. Through a combination of art, play, and talk therapy, I help children and teens feel engaged in their treatment and develop authentic, positive change. I am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidenced-based practice for children and teens who have been impacted by trauma. Whether your child or teen is struggling with self-esteem, worry, anger, grief, or trauma, I am here to help.

 

Whether you need help reading your infant’s cues or want better communication with your teen, my goal is to help you become the parent you want to be. Together, we can make a personalized plan to foster trust, effective communication, and deepen the connection you have with your child. If you seek guidance with emotion regulation, coping with the reemergence of your own childhood trauma, or simply want to learn appropriate ways to respond to your child, I am here to help. Raising emotionally healthy children is easier with support; let’s work together to set you and your child up for success. 

For some, online therapy is preferable to     in-person sessions. This can be due to convenience, distance, health or other reasons. I offer virtual sessions to residents of California.

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