My practice exists to create a space of unconditional acceptance for where you are now, and unrelenting hope for your growth and healing.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Los Angeles, CA
Dialectical Behavior Therapy gives a framework for holding two things at once: acceptance and change. By learning specific skills for mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness, you can create a life worth living.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy explores the relationship between our beliefs/thoughts, our emotions, and our behaviors. We all believe untruths sometimes - and we create suffering for ourselves in the process. By using CBT techniques, we can practice reframing these beliefs and thus shifting our emotional experience and our response.
I believe God cares about your mental and emotional health. When we find ourselves struggling, I believe He looks at us with compassion—not with judgment, not with apathy, not with “you shoulds.” We often exacerbate our “stuckness” by believing lies about who God is and who God says we are. In our work together, we’ll dig deep to get beyond these lies to discover the Truth: how does God feel about you? What does God want for your life? What is God’s heart for your relationships?
Eating disorders are not just about the food or how you look. There are deeper reasons why you developed an eating disorder - fear of failure, crippling insecurity, trauma, loss of self… the list goes on and on. You have an eating disorder for good reason. So recovery from the eating disorder needs to go deeper, too. We'll explore strategies for stabilizing your eating - but then we’ll dig deeper to look at the reasons you've needed disordered eating to begin with. Freedom is possible!
Anxiety steals your peace. Relentless rumination about anything that could go wrong. The job you may not get, the relationship that might end, the pain that may lie ahead. Even trying to relax is stressful. But it doesn’t have to be this way - you deserve to experience peace. In therapy, we will practice strategies for coping with anxiety, while processing the underlying causes. We’ll explore acceptance of what you cannot change - and a practice of changing the things you can.