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.
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.
Parenting issues involve those associated with the child-rearing process. These may include safety, discipline, nutrition, finances, childcare, school, household rules, chores, daily routines, social activities, and relationships with extended family members. Because child-rearing practices vary by culture, cultural norms must be considered.
Distress stems from a subjective perception of something being unwanted, undesirable, or detrimental to your wellbeing. Excessive stress significantly impairs mental and physical health and is associated with many diseases and conditions.
Coping skills are tools and techniques one can learn, practice, and use to handle difficult emotions, decrease stress, and establish or maintain a sense of internal order.
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.
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.
Workplace issues are a common source of stress and can include interpersonal conflict, communication problems, gossip, harassment, discrimination, low motivation and job satisfaction, performance issues, and poor job fit.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
Abuse/Survivors of abuse
Abuse includes any significant mistreatment along the lines of psychical, emotional, sexual, verbal, and neglect. Survivors of abuse may experience negative thoughts and feelings, flashbacks, distrust of others, social withdrawal, self-harm, and increased likelihood of developing mental health and substance abuse issues.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Marriage and Family Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Structural Family Therapy
Ohio Childrens Alliance - Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
Mindful Schools: Mindful Fundamentals and Mindful Educator Certificate
Mindfulness and Behavioral Practices for Students with Diverse Abilities
San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment
Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers Conference (ATSA)
Play Therapy for Trauma Training
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Part I & II
CA, LMFT, 121369
MA Psychology - Marriage & Family Therapy - Brandman University
I have been providing psychotherapy services for nearly seven years now. Currently, I work within an educational setting working with emotionally disturbed students and providing support to their caregivers. Prior to my entering the educational field, I worked for nearly fourteen years in the community mental health arena, initially as a Bilingual Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist/Crisis Worker and then as a Bilingual Mental Health Clinician. This was an excellent experience as I worked with children, adolescents, adults and couples providing individual, group and collateral/parenting services and support.
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