I am a licensed Psychotherapist (MFC 52922) in the state of California. I work with individuals who are 18 and over in private practice.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California
CBT is my main modality. I have been trained in it, and I've been practicing it for 10+ years. I also tend to weave in some other techniques such as mindfulness meditation, if appropriate.
I have been trained in EMDR, and I have been practicing it on a regular basis since 2018. I also practice the Flash Technique which is a newer EMDR technique.
I used to suffer from debilitating anxiety when I was younger which included panic attacks. I have done a lot of research into anxiety management tools over the years. As a result, I stopped having panic attacks, and I am enjoying an anxiety-free life. I have helped many of my clients learn to manage their anxiety, and I really enjoy seeing the results of this work.
I have worked in 4 different drug and alcohol treatment programs over the years. I am also myself in long-term recovery, living life clean and sober. I am very familiar with AA, NA, and all the other 12 step programs, and well as secular ones (SMART, LifeRing, etc).
I have worked in the Addiction & Recovery field for over 10 years. I am intimately familiar with Al-Anon, CODA, and related groups, as well as works by Melody Beattie and Pia Melody.