My Approach to Helping
I believe every person deserves to live life as his or her best self. Together we can explore what is standing between who you are and who you want to be. Perhaps you are experiencing life stressors that are difficult to manage. Or maybe you are experiencing overwhelming feelings of sadness or worry. Or perhaps you and your partner are not as connected as you used to be, and there is a crisis in your relationship. In the context of a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship, I will aim to help you gain insight into what is causing and maintaining the problems that are keeping you stuck. Further, I will strive to empower you to rediscover your strengths and develop healthier ways of being and relating to others. I bring unconditional compassion as well as clinical insight in guiding you toward increased self-awareness and living a more fulfilling life personally and relationally. I find so much meaning in being part of your transformative growth process.
More Info About My Practice
I am part of a practice near Old Town Pasadena called Relate Therapy Center. We specialize in providing relational therapy to individuals, couples, and families. I work with pre-teens, adolescents, and adults who want individual therapy to address a variety of issues that are hurting them and their relationships. I work with couples at various relational stages (dating, pre-martial, marital) to address issues that are getting in the way of secure emotional connection. I also work with families who are dealing with crisis or disconnection.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Depression; Anxiety; Low self-esteem/confidence; Codependency; Fertility, pregnancy and loss, postpartum; Trauma/abuse history; Identity development; Parenting/attachment concerns; Relationship/marriage concerns; Spiritual and religious concerns; Grief/loss; Divorce; Sexuality/sexual identity
Relational conflict/disconnection; Communication difficulties; Family conflicts; Dishonesty/betrayal; Infidelity; Parenting conflicts; Separation/divorce; Fertility/family planning issues
Parent-child conflict; Family crisis or loss; Disconnection; Communication; Divorce/separation; Coping with illness