Therapy Helps

I have specialized training in EMDR, which was designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories; Talk therapy, which helps identify thoughts, beliefs, and assumptions that make life harder; Body-centered psychotherapy which can help relieve the negative effects of trauma and emotional pain.

EMDR

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an integrative therapeutic modality that is highly effective for treating the effects of trauma. 

EMDR works by helping memories or "neural networks" that are stuck in the brain link up with more resourceful, creative, and expansive networks in the brain. This is done in session by having the client process memories, feelings, or sensations, while receiving some form of alternating stimulation to each side of the body. The result is that the memories, feelings, or sensations that felt stuck now seem to move toward a greater sense of ease and resolution and no longer feel troubling. I believe as many others do, that this is truly the mind and body's natural tendency to move towards integration and healing.

 

For more information please visit: www.emdria.org

  

Drawing from my training and life experiences, my clinical specialties include helping individual adult, adolescent and couples navigate the effects and challenges due to:

  • Trauma, including complex, developmental and intergenerational trauma & PTSD

  • Systemic oppression/Diversity issues

  • Anxiety/Panic

  • Finding one's identity & voice

  • Perfectionism/Inner Critic/Procrastination

  • Career or School stress

  • Emotion regulation  

  • Life Transitions

  • Parent Support 

  • Depression

  • Loss and Grief

  • Adulting

  • Relationship strife

eco therapy

Nature therapy, also called ecotherapy, is the practice of being in nature to boost growth and healing, especially mental health. Studies have shown that being in nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant feelings. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones. I have a limited number of clients that I am able to work with while outside in Griffith Park. Please contact me directly if you are interested in this way of working.