My Approach to Helping
I know reaching out to a stranger for emotional support is challenging! I can only imagine how overwhelming it feels to be scrolling up and down. Finding the right therapist is a critical part of the healing journey. I will provide you with a nonjudgmental and compassionate space and collaborate with you on how to navigate your way through life's challenges. I am here to help you learn to utilize healthy coping skills and engage in life in a more meaningful way. My goal is to assist you with moving away from engaging in fear-based decisions.
More Info About My Practice
As an adjunct faculty member and group facilitator at Pepperdine University, I have learned that the best way to assist others is through collaboration and compassion. I am passionate about witnessing others grow emotionally and live more meaningful lives. My therapeutic experiences include but are not limited to the following: substance abuse, other addictions, motherhood issues, dating, breakups, premarital therapy, anxiety, depression, immigration issues , body image, and self esteem.
REMEMBER, " YOU CAN'T POUR FROM AN EMPTY CUP." The first step towards developing healthy relationships is to build a healthy relationship with yourself. Therapy can be the stepping stone towards learning to be "OK" with creating space for yourself in a world that can appear demanding at time.
What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process
Often, clients share " I am both excited and nervous to start therapy." Seeking therapy means you are brave enough to take steps towards creating new patterns and working on building a healthy relationship with yourself. Clients have shared that they find my therapeutic approach to be non-judgmental. Together, we will identify what has been keeping you feeling "STUCK," and help you develop healthy coping skills needed to manage your struggles. I look forward to hearing from you and feel honored to be included in your path towards creating a more meaningful life.