What I see is that due to early misattunement with caregivers, we tend to become masters at pressuring ourselves to do more or to be perfect. Once we are able to own our self-compassion, and recognize our own self-efficacy, we can let this old, pressured way being of being go, and experience deep peace, self confidence and a sense of being in the present moment. Also, when this happens anxiety and depression naturally fall away. Simply put, we have become accustomed to pressuring ourselves to survive, but self-compassion, once internalized, allows us to see what we really are made of. This may sound a little vague, but the powerful and lasting results are anything but. I invite you to contact me and get started on the work of lasting change in your life.
We now know how to treat the earliest stresses in life using gentle, present focused techniques. This has allowed me to help people move forward in ways that they never thought possible. Key outcomes I see are enhanced self-esteem, greater peace and better relationships. Let's talk about what you would like for yourself.
Lasting change is very possible, and often more quickly than you may think! I specialize in helping people overcome life-long challenges.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) causes a hard time focusing attention and controlling restless or impulsive behavior. People with ADHD might have emotional outbursts, be forgetful, and/or find it difficult to stay organized.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Strength Based Therapy
Internal Family Systems Therapy
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Certified NARM Therapist (Neuro Affective Relational Model)
CA, LCSW, 97370
Masters of Social Work, University of Southern California
Masters in Education, Occupational Training and Development, University of Louisville
Masters in Speech Communication, Miami University, Oxford Ohio
I currently provide in-person therapy in my Encinitas, CA office, as well as teletherapy services. I am deeply invested in my clients success. My clients tell me that I'm easy to connect with, and most importantly, that the modern therapies I provide produce results. Whether they are looking to simply reduce day-to-day stress, develop more self-esteem, or have the relationship of their dreams my clients know they will be feeling better and moving forward in their lives with more confidence and peace. I developed my therapy approach at Community Research Foundation, a community mental health clinic, where I have worked since 2017. There I worked with severely mentally ill clients, who experienced more confidence and self acceptance, less anxiety and depression, and many of whom were able to get on with their lives through our work together. What's unique about my services as that I use the latest techniques to work in an almost painless way to directly treat the self-judgement that arose in those of us who had difficulty being truly and fully accepted by our parents. Some call this complex PTSD but all it requires is misattunement with our parents. When this is treated our true, confident and peaceful self emerges; and often more quickly than people think!
169 Saxony Road, STE 205, Encinitas, 92024, CA