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MY APPROACH

My holistic approach, focuses on the mind, body, and soul, enabling clients to nurture a more profound connection with themselves.

You have the chance to experience a shift in mindset that allows for a more compassionate view of yourself and encourages you to embody your most authentic self. Therapy is like going to the gym –– a gym that helps you build the muscles to be the most confident, compassionate, and capable version of yourself. 

SPECIALTIES

ANXIETY & PANIC

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SPECIFIC PHOBIAS

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TRAUMA & PTSD RECOVERY

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MODALITY HIGHLIGHTS

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Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)

Designed to help individuals process distressing memories and experiences. During EMDR sessions, clients focus on a traumatic memory while simultaneously engaging in bilateral stimulation, typically through side-to-side eye movements or other forms of rhythmic stimulation. This process helps to reprocess the memory, reducing its emotional intensity and enabling individuals to develop healthier coping mechanisms. Learn more. 

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The Flash Technique (FT)

Recently developed evidenced-based therapeutic intervention for reducing the disturbance associated with traumatic or other distressing memories. FT is a minimally intrusive option that does not require you to consciously engage with the distressing memory. As an adjunct to the EMDR preparation phase, it makes it possible to process memories that would otherwise be intolerable or overwhelming. Learn more.

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Somatic Experiencing (SE)

After experiencing something painful, being in the body can be difficult. Therefore clients may need to actively re-learn how to feel sensations in the body and discern between danger and discomfort to occupy the body again. SE is a body-centered approach that takes a look at bodily energy created by trauma and seeks to repair and complete the natural cycle our bodies possess to release it. This approach can be helpful for challenging symptoms of PTSD and trauma such as dissociation and hyper-vigilance.

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Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an integrative approach that explores the mind as made up of multiple parts along with a person’s true self. Each part has its own sub-personality with its own roles. IFS aims to heal wounded parts and promote internal connection and harmony by bringing the mind back into balance.

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Attachment Based Therapy

Based on developing or rebuilding trust and center on expressing emotion. This approach looks at early attachment experiences with primary caregivers and how these relationships ultimately form the structure of emotional and physical relationships as an adult.

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Solution Focused Therapy

Aims to help people find tools they can use to immediately manage symptoms and cope with challenges.

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

A type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Typically, DBT for trauma involves learning skills that focus on the development of mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Evidence-based approach that helps individuals understand and change unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors. Supports learning practical strategies to challenge negative thinking and develop healthier coping mechanisms. 

Art Therapy

Art Therapy

Art therapy has been shown to benefit people of all ages. Art therapy uses creative mediums like drawing, painting, coloring, and sculpture. For trauma recovery, art helps process traumatic events in a new way. Art provides an outlet when words fail.

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Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)

Combines the therapeutic benefits of psychotherapy with the unique effects of ketamine. Administered in a therapeutic setting under the guidance of a trained therapist, KAP allows individuals to explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences more deeply offering profound insights and healing.  

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Mindfulness-Based Interventions

Designed to focus a person’s attention on the present experience in a way that is non-judgement.

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Narrative Therapy

Focuses on exploring and reshaping the stories we tell about ourselves and our experiences. Individuals gain insight, agency, and new perspectives, ultimately reclaiming authorship over their own narratives and identities. 

AREAS I CAN HELP WITH

Our first session will be a great opportunity to determine if we are a good fit for each other and your goals. In addition to providing referrals for anything that would fall outside of those realms. If we are a good fit for each other and would like to proceed with recurring therapy sessions, we can discuss this during our intake session as well.

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Avoidant & Restrictive Eating 
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Chronic Pain & GI Distress
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Emotion Regulation & Resilience Skills Building 
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Life Transitions
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Neurodivergent Affirming Care
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Panic Attacks
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Self Esteem & Personal Growth
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Social Anxiety
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Somatic Issues & Obsessions

Are we a good fit?

Feel free to contact me at 323.296.9846 (please leave a voicemail with your name, number, and the best day/time to reach out to you) or email. You may also request an appointment online by clicking the link below. I offer prospective clients a free 15 minute phone consultation to answer any specific questions and see if we might be a good fit.

Ascending to healing: White staircase therapy
Ascending to healing: White staircase therapy