My mission is to help you connect to yourself and others authentically. Together we will explore what your soul needs to truly heal.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Encino, CA
I am trained (and continue to train in ) Emotionally Focused Family Therapy. I specialize in helping families identify what is stopping them from communicating with each other vulnerability and authentically and help families learn to connect with each other. I have spent much of my career working with a variety of family dynamics helping parents and their children (as well as adult children and parents) discover their cycle of disconnection as well as identify how to reconnect from the heart.
Womanhood is a unique experience, especially in todays society. I am passionate about and specialize in working with women on a variety of issues including transition to motherhood, find your voice, self worth and self compassion healing and body image issues. My experience working with women healing from eating disorders, addictions and my training in trauma and relational issues have given me the tools and education to help women live their best lives.
Using my training in neuropsychology, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, mindfulness as well as somatic awareness, I help clients learn how to identify and understand their anxiety. Together, I work with many clients to help them empowered and equipped to handle their triggers and ultimately to live a more fulfilling life where anxiety is no longer in control.
I am trained in a variety of trauma therapy models including EMDR, The Trauma Resiliency Model, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I often utilize a variety of these models in working with healing trauma as well as improving emotion regulation, distress tolerance and improving mindfulness so clients can gain insight in to understanding their triggers from the ground up and gain skills they can utilize outside of session.
I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Family Therapy as well as Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. I continue to train frequently in this model and utilize this model often in my work with all clients to explore how to connect with ourselves and the people in our lives in an open, clear and authentic way.