My Approach to Helping
I am happy to be offering in-person sessions, and virtual sessions throughout California!
As a therapist with 16 years of experience, many of my clients come in because of anxiety, depression, and relationships. And then as we dig deeper into their histories, often we discover that they have underlying trauma, including relational trauma and sexual abuse.
My areas of expertise include perfectionism, people-pleasing, shame, and family of origin issues.
Although perfectionism and people-pleasing can contribute to high levels of academic and career success, they can also lead to feeling stuck in the area of relationships.
Therapy with me is not just venting, or a Band-Aid. I do more than just listen. My approach is to both actively develop tools, ideas, and strategies to deal with present situations, and also work on the deep roots of current struggles, which often come from earlier relationships.
In therapy with me, you will learn about setting boundaries, self-care, self-love, standing up for yourself, identifying your needs, and communicating your needs to others without shutting down or getting angry.