My Approach to Helping
The foundation of my practice is built on the belief that every person has a natural capacity and drive to heal. In order for this capacity to emerge, we need a safe environment. Therefore, it is my priority to co-create a safe environment with you as together we explore what previously felt too unknown and overwhelming to do alone.
I use an integrative approach to therapy. I practice from a mindfulness-based, body-centered, emotion-focused, relational perspective. I practice through the lenses of AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a somatic (body-centered), approach. In session, I strive to make sure my clients feel supported, seen, and not alone.
My areas of treatment focus are anxiety, emotion dysregulation, relationship issues, grief, spiritual and or religious trauma, and recovering from abusive relationships. I have experience working as a counselor with families and patients at San Diego Hospice. I have worked with patients nearing the end of life and family members who are processing grief and loss. I have worked at a counseling center in central Los Angeles. I love working with clients as they navigate and embrace their creative journey. Additionally, I have extensive experience counseling families involved with the Department of Child Safety (DCS) and understand some of the many complexities, hardships, and injustice of navigating that system.