My Approach to Helping
Do you get stuck in cycles of negative thinking? Does it feel like your mind is working against you? Is it tough to turn off damaging self-talk and self-blame? This perpetual self-punishment can give rise to and worsen already challenging conditions like depression and anxiety, as well as sustain the effects of trauma. Wouldn’t it be a relief to break these patterns of destructive thinking? To improve self-esteem? To feel confident and worthy of engaging with others? I can help.
My therapeutic approach is collaborative, solution-focused, and designed to be short-term using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. CBT explores how thoughts and perceptions influence mood and behaviors. Identifying and challenging destructive, negative thinking patterns affords us the ability to manage our emotions more effectively.
In my practice, I also emphasize the importance of mindfulness, given our tendency to be overwhelmed by today's many distractions. Breathing and mindfulness techniques help to reduce anxiety, expand awareness, build resilience, and achieve greater degrees of acceptance.
I have experience in suicide prevention and teen crisis counseling, and I currently work with the military veteran population, having recently appeared on Good Day LA to discuss the importance of trauma-informed care.
Feel free to reach out with any questions. There has never been a better time to focus on taking care of ourselves, and entering into therapy can be an important first step to real change.