My Approach to Helping
Do you find yourself struggling and hurting in the relationship with your family? Have you noticed some unhealthy patterns in the relationship with your partner? Are there memories in your childhood or adulthood that you can never forget that haunt you and hurt you deep inside? Or, you know something happened but it is hard to remember what exactly.
I can help you navigate through the unresolved trauma you have experienced at any point in your life. My job is to make a safe space for you to open up, to express your feelings without judgment, and to build skills that you can practice in your daily life. This is only the beginning before you are emotionally, psychologically, and unconsciously allowed to reflect deeply about yourself and your experiences that had an impact on you. I incorporate the somatic and imagery work in EMDR therapy along with the power of a relational approach in connecting with you as a person to a person. When it is appropriate, I will introduce reprocessing of a past distressing memory in EMDR therapy that needs healthy readjustment to be stored as any other normal memories for you to live a fulfilling life again.
More Info About My Practice
I am the Founder and Owner of WALTZ Trauma Care and Therapy, located in San Mateo, CA. We serve the San Francisco Bay Area, Greater Peninsula, and across the State of California.
We provide direct billing and courtesy billing if you are using out-of-network benefits on your insurance plan. This means we will work with your insurance company to submit claims on your behalf whenever possible and to reduce the upfront cost. For example, we do this for Anthem Blue Cross of California.
My practice currently offers virtual, online (telehealth) services only for California residents. You and I will connect over video or phone based on your preference.
The business hours of WALTZ Trauma Care and Therapy are Monday through Friday 9 AM - 5PM and Saturday 9 AM - 12 PM.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Complex Trauma, Childhood Trauma, Posttraumatic Stress or PTSD, Survivor of Natural Disasters or Medical Diagnosis or Illness, Accidents or Injuries, Family or Intergenerational Trauma, History of Domestic Violence in Family or in Intimate Partner Relationships, Attachment Issues, Mood disorders like Bipolar and Depression.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
The most important factor when choosing a therapist is the connection with the therapist. Consider, do you feel like you are able to open up and express how you feel? Do you feel genuinely heard when you're addressing your concerns? Do you feel like your therapist is paying attention to you and trying to understand you deeply? If you have struggled with trust in your relationships, it may take a few more sessions or months. It is okay to take time. You may be surprised how slowly but surely you get to share more about yourself in each session.