Short term therapy is my specialty. Why? Because I will can help you zero in on necessary changes. Together we will find solutions!
Marriage & Family Therapist in Encinitas, CA
Depression can interfere in most areas of life. I hope that you seek treatment for continuing depressive thoughts as they can be very debilitating. We can work together to come up with a multifaceted plan to bring your body, mind and soul into balance again. One can forget the joy that is possible and reachable as depression takes hold.
Anxiety has become widespread, and that is the nature of anxiety- it spreads like wildfire! I like to help clients look at the anxious feelings they are absorbing from others, and learn to keep their emotions in check. I teach Anxiety reduction skills to sensitive people. Mindfulness techniques and Cognitive Behavior Therapy are the Gold Standard in treating anxiety disorders.
I have extensive experience and success helping teens with the many problems that have often been building since childhood. Self-esteem, academic, relational issues along with control issues around rules at home. I enjoy helping parents manage when their anxiety becomes very high and things start to feel ‘out of control’.
Many life problems can be connected to negative/traumatic experiences in one’s primary family. While I don’t believe that all details of one’s childhood need be rehashed for an extended period of time, I do consider it important to make needed connections. Often a greater understanding of primary relationships allows for a decrease in shame and self-loathing that inhibits personal growth. Also, it is helpful to look at present day attachments and recurring relational problems.
Cognitive behavior Therapy is an appropriate treatment for many emotional problems. It is evidence based, which means it has been proven to reduce anxiety, depression, and the negative habits of thinking that go along with these maladaptive patterns.
I have received extensive training and practice Hypnotherapy at the masters level. Clients report a greater ability to break out of ingrained thinking and behaviors. Usually hypnosis results in faster change and can be an extremely positive experience.