If you are looking for therapist who is quiet and nods their head, I might not be a good fit for you. I listen well, but do offer questions and other perspectives. I am not a therapist that feels interaction is important to change. I do not spend time chit chatting either, we stay on task and work towards your goals. I do not want to waste your time or money and take
I am quite eclectic and adapt well to the client I working with. I am energetic and feel free to use humor when appropriate. I pull from different areas/philosophies as needed when we work together. I believe people have many gifts and sometimes they are unable to see these gifts. I consider this a way to start working toward the end goal. Maybe the client is not utilizing these gifts in life and there is a block. Whatever spiritual path they have chosen may be part of the journey for them. I am open to any lifestyle or information presented. I am non-judgemental and very open to life. I like to share this with my clients.
I love the connection with my clients. I am not the clinician that believes in the traditional boundaries of keeping you out of my personality or life completely. The session is about you, but if I have been through something similar and I have experience with it, I may give you an example from my own life. I feel unconditional regard towards my clients, and truly look forward to each session. I remember what we have talked about and look forward to hearing what happened over the last week or two. When you succeed, it touches me deeply. I am not in this work because it is a job, this is my life purpose and I feel it is my responsibility to treat each client with the utmost respect and kindness and we will celebrate each victory together.
My style is very unique and I haven’t met many therapists who work as I do. I like to adapt to the client and their perspectives on life. I enjoy helping you uncover old beliefs that no longer work for you. My goal is to help you create a life that feels more exciting and fun. Helping you get out of any ruts in which you feel stuck; is my goal. I have created a novel way to work through trauma, old cognitions and thought distortions, to create a more creative and peaceful way to view the world. Change is quicker than you think and I see change quickly with the clients who are motivated.
The first session will be getting to know you and finding out what your goals are in therapy. I want to know who you are and how you view yourself. I will be looking for your strengths, whether you are aware of them or not. I will be listening a great deal and learning about what the barriers are in your life as well as where you would like to see changes. We will create a working plan on goals for the future and decide on how often we would like to meet. Hopefully we will be getting comfortable with one another and laughing a bit. I want you to feel comfortable and feel a lack of judgement. I will also be discussing the brilliance I see in you.
Designed to help people choose, change, or leave a career at any stage of life. Careers are often wrapped up in people’s perceived identity, therefore, any change can cause anxiety and/or depression.
Artists' mental health
There’s been a long history of debating the connection between creativity and mental illness. Research shows mixed results but ultimately, anyone can experience mental health issues in relation to professional burnout or work-related stress.
Involves a person sacrificing their needs to meet the needs of others. Their thoughts and actions center on a significant other, spouse, friend, or relative. Becomes an issue when relationships are unbalanced and unhealthy.
Source of communication challenges in circumstances and relationships that can have a negative impact on mental health. Misunderstandings and misinterpretations often lead to arguments in personal, platonic, or professional relationships.
Trauma is the result of experiencing a perceived, extremely distressful event. Although the stress threshold for each person differs, meaning that each person considers and experiences trauma differently, it is an event that tops one’s threshold. It exceeds one’s ability to cope or emotionally process. Symptoms may include shock, anxiety, confusion, hopelessness, feeling disconnected, mood swings, nightmares, and intrusive thoughts.
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
Grief is a reaction to an emotionally significant loss and often comes with symptoms of depression or anxiety. These symptoms can remain intense and last for a long time after a loss, making it difficult to move forward with a healthy lifestyle.
Self-esteem is the degree to which a person feels confident, valuable, and worthy of respect. Feeling low self-esteem can influence overall well-being and be linked to anxiety and/or depression.
Social anxiety or social phobia is fear of social situations or a fear of interacting with people other than close friends and family. Social anxiety can be persistent, intense, and debilitating, greatly affecting daily life.
Young Adults (18-24)
CA, LCSW, 69269
Masters Social Work-Arizona State University
Business Associates-Washington State University
Hello! I have been working as a clinical therapist for over 14 years. In that time I have worked in various areas including grief, addiction, relationships, finding a path in life, and specialize in trauma work. There are maps we imprint early in life that follow us in one form or another throughout our entire lives. We often act these learnings out without knowing where they come from or why we do the things we do. I act as a guide to help you understand this life map you have created, cognitions that you believe that may not be serving you any longer, and we work together to find a new perspective on life. Depression is often an opportunity to re-examine these life patterns and offers you a path to a new perspective. Anxiety is also your deeper self talking to you, telling you that something needs to be freed from long ago. I don't spend a lot of time in the past but must spend some time mapping the past so we can move forward to create the life you want. I consider myself your guide. I will help you find meaning, your meaning and your path. I will remind you of who you are and why you are here. I feel you have these answers and I am honored to work with you to find your answers.
Tehachapi, 93561, CA