I'm invested in guiding and assisting clients in removing the blocks to having happy and productive lives.
Marriage & Family Therapist in Diamond Bar, CA
You are an individual and no label or designation means you must be isolated in your living experience because of that label. You may not want to celebrate Pride. Is that because you are a rugged individualist or because of internalized shame? You only need to know the answer to have the life you want but you do benefit from exploring the question.
With again what must happen is we get older. Nothing else is required. Yet, in different cultures, communities and homes there can be many expectations about aging that bring grieving, dread, giving into poor habits, or even giving up. In session we explore your thoughts and identify which allow you to be the happiest and most purposeful.
The route to anxiety begins differently for people. Some comes from anxious parents and grandparents and the environment of anxiety is pervasive. Some have an experience that opens the portal of feelings and thoughts to anxiety. For some it often brings panic attacks. There are a variety of triggers through sight, sound, touch and smell. Once the trigger is flipped, the thoughts rush in and sometimes the thoughts just rush in. Either way, in session we explore what anxiety is in your experience.
The direct approach to the irrational within is CBT and REBT. The mental torment content is filled with beliefs which are not based on sound thinking and the unsound thinking creates more fear and anxiety. These approaches educate the client on how to attend to their own challenges giving many the ability to think clearly they have been wanting for so long.
This sensitivity implies knowledge borne of dialog with other cultures in and outside the workspace. Cultural sensitivity includes ethnic, religious and national differences with the cultures created by the dispossessed populations of poor, aged, and LGBTQ+ individuals. This practice is based on respect for all people for in harming others, we are harmed.