My Approach to Helping
Therapy can be fun and healing at the same time. Motivated clients who are in any of the following categories are encouraged to give me a call: struggles with a traumatic experience, learning how to manage a psychiatric diagnosis, Midwest transplants to Southern California, anyone who identifies with the sex-positive community, and those who identify as having psychic/intuitive/magic abilities. Those categories interest me because I have both professional and personal experience in all of them.
More Info About My Practice
To ensure that this is a good therapeutic match for the both of us, I offer an in-office consultation. You would only pay for the session if we decide to work together. Office hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, from 9AM-6PM. I am certified in EMDR and am a consultant with the Trauma Resource Institute.
What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process
Often people avoid therapy because they do not want to re-visit painful feelings of the past; or examine how those experiences affect them today. I don't blame them! But, with appropriate coping skills and resources that we can develop together; those memories can be explored and healed.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Going to therapy is a brave and healthy decision. It is important to acknowledge that everyone has struggled at some point in their life. We cope in the best way we know how in the moment. Our life experiences are so vast and different; but there are core emotions that everyone has. It is important to normalize those feelings, put them into context, and start to move forward emotionally. I often encourage homework between sessions. That way, the progress continues between sessions; and helps encourage small changes as we work toward larger goals.