Through out my experience working with clients I have been described as a good listener, calm, empathetic, and understanding. My goal is to create a safe place for clients where they are empowered to explore their difficulties with guidance.
My experiences are vast - from early childhood emotional neglect, alcohol addiction and RECOVERY, to being a new parent with post partum depression, divorce, returning to school and surviving 2020. I can relate to many people and their varying feelings.
A recurring theme on current issues are their experiences with care received from birth and throughout their childhood. Through study of attachment theory I have knowledge of core difficulties that were useful in childhood though are no longer needed as an adult. Intergenerational trauma is some people only normal4; though I believe change is possible.
Children that experience parents and/or guardians that are avoidant, ambivalent, or resistant from an early age, may develop attachment issues. This can manifest as difficulty forming or maintaining friendships, romantic relationships and empathetic bonds throughout life, as well as other issues.
Familial relationships can be the source of stress and emotional pain, even in the healthiest of situations. Painful interactions can range from irritation to resentment and lead to feelings of guilt, disappointment, and anger.
Pregnancy, perinatal, & postpartum issues
Pregnancy, perinatal, and postpartum issues entail any real or perceived problems or difficulties stemming from the childbirth experience. Pregnancy, perinatal, and postpartum experiences are stressful in many positive and negative ways while the physical body experiences immense stress. Situations vary but may be remedied through therapy and support.
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.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
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.
Regular involvement with a substance or activity in a compulsive, hard to control way that often has harmful consequences. Often refers to substance use, but can include compulsive behaviors such as sex, gambling, or shopping.
Young Adults (18-24)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
CA, AMFT, 103414
Master in Counseling
Masters in Infant Mental Health
Bachelors in Psychology
I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings with various people experiencing a wide range of difficulties including mothers, those with addictions and various forms of anxiety or depression and more.
511 Marlene Street, Ukaih, 95482, CA