I believe that everyone possesses the innate power to take ownership and responsibility of their life. My goal in working together is to help you to take responsibility and ownership of your life. I always believe that you are the teacher and you truly have the answers to live the life that you are seeking. My role is to help support you, teach you skills to unearth your intrinsic knowledge, and provide guidance in your therapeutic journey. You may be wondering if I have any expectations for therapy. My only expectation is that you commit to your growth because you deserve to transcend into that happy, peaceful, successful version of yourself that you desire.
I have been helping individuals accomplish their personal transformation by applying three simple concepts: Awareness, Alignment, and Action. Awareness builds understanding about your beliefs that guide your actions. Alignment helps you to sync with your authenticity and personal beliefs about happiness. Lastly, action allows you to use the wisdom from your awareness and alignment to actively participate in the creation of your life.
If you are here, I can only imagine the frustration you feel about not being able to be in charge of your life. What's even more upsetting is that the uncertainty only intensifies feelings of sadness and frustration about what the future holds for you. I truly understand and I want to help you in this new journey. Let me ask you a question, what is scarier than a future that does not look promising? I believe it is staying in the same uncomfortable place due to fear. Like any first step you take it can be tremendously nerve-racking. However, the first step is creating the action you need to jumpstart your transformation. Yes, therapy can be scary, challenging, and even deeply introspective. But, the benefit about starting therapy is that it allows you to get to know the person you will be spending the rest of your life with, YOU. Stop doubting yourself. You have already taken the first step by seeking support. Continue putting yourself first and creating a path that leads you to the life that you desire.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
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.
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.
Mood disorder is a broad term used to include the different types of depressive and bipolar disorders, all of which affect mood. With a mood disorder, your moods may range from extremely low to extremely high or irritable.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
PTSD is a condition that is precipitated by a perceived terrifying event. This event need not occur directly to the person but may happen vicariously—having seen something terrible happen to another person. The condition may last months or years while symptoms include ruminating thoughts, flashbacks, nightmares, intense anxiety when triggered, and potential substance abuse in attempt to cope.
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.
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.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Certified in TF-CBT
Trained in DBT and CBT
Trained in PCIT
CA, LCSW, 96641
Master of Social Work, Mental Health, University of Southern California
I am trained and experienced in diagnosing mental health disorders and providing psychotherapy for individuals who have experienced trauma, life stressors, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and self-esteem issues. I also work with couples to address communication issues, relational stress, and collaboration on joint goals. As a therapist I have worked for county mental health helping individuals with moderate to severe mental illness all the way to private practice with helping individuals gain mental wellness. In my career I have learned the true resiliency of human nature and our ability to heal from past wounds.
P.O. Box 1574, Patterson, 95363, CA