I provide online therapy throughout California, helping people heal from religious trauma, sexual shame, and C-PTSD, primarily using IFS.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Beverly Hills, CA
I know the Christian faith and Bible well. I graduated from a Seminary. I work with people of all faith (and no faith) backgrounds.
I am certified in sexual addiction treatment (SATP) and train other therapists to do this work. I am the author of Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery, which has helped thousands of people in their recovery. I have led over 1,500 group sessions over the last several years. I teach, speak, and write on the topic of sexual addiction. I am also in recovery from sexual addiction.
Many of the people I have worked with were addicted to pornography and other forms of online acting out.
Secrecy, infidelity, and sexual addiction often have a traumatizing impact on relationships. I have helped many couples suffering from this type of relational trauma, helping them build a new relationship based on trust, honesty, and connection.
As a Highly Sensitive Therapist, I have studied Highly Sensitive People and have worked with many HSP's as clients. I can recommend HSP resources and hope to provide a therapy experience that is safe and respectful for HSP's (and all of my clients).
Doubting, questioning, or leaving religion can lead to significant life transitions.
Doubting, questioning, or leaving religion can lead many potential life transitions. It can impact important relationships and every area of life. IFS can help heal the pain of significant losses and increase self-connection as clients move forward creating more of the life they want.
I use IFS to help clients heal religious trauma and sexual shame, connect with themselves with compassion, reunite with parts of themselves they rejected to belong in religious institutions/families, reconnect with their body, and learn to love themselves. I am Level 1 & 2 trained in IFS and working on towards certification in Religious Trauma Studies.
I am Level 1 & 2 trained in IFS, with considerable experience both using IFS with clients and participating in my own IFS therapy. I use IFS regularly as an effective self-connection tool.