Culturally responsive and inclusive therapy for anxious high achievers, creatives, deep thinkers and relationally wounded survivors.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Torrance, CA
CBT is a goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind an individual's difficulties, which in turn changes the way they feel. CBT guides you to shift harmful/overwhelming thought patterns and unrealistic beliefs into more realistic and balanced perspectives.
IPT is a common treatment option for people experiencing depression, anxiety, social phobia, postpartum depression, and trauma. Part of the recovery process is to build meaningful relationships and identify a network of support. Areas addressed over the course of treatment can include; role disputes, interpersonal/relational problems, communication barriers, life stage transitions, grief, and other attachment issues.
BSP is an effective and focused treatment method that works towards identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, difficult emotions, dissociation and a variety of other challenging symptoms. Brainspotting allows for a treatment that is deep, direct, and powerful yet focused on containing to release trauma that is stored in the body through mindful processing and the therapist/client attunement with use of the ‘brainspot’.
Enmeshed boundaries and self identity (little to no autonomy or personal boundaries between family members who can dictate your life) Repeated and ongoing generational trauma and conflict Excessive expectations and pressures placed on you by parental figures Language barriers and value differences within family Contempt and resentment, unseen, “unheard” or misunderstood Difficulty communicating your feelings and needs effectively Adult children of dysfunctional family dynamic and chaos
Lack of interest, sadness, low motivation, loss of joy and self, low self-esteem, self-doubt, insomnia or sleeping too much Feeling like a failure or “not good enough” Perinatal and postpartum depression/anxiety and loss of self
Anxiety or Grief related to COVID-19 Appearing competent on the outside, feeling panic on the inside Creatives and young professionals who struggle with work/life balance and stress spilling over to your personal lives Work related trauma and burn out from a high demand job, challenges with saying “NO” Constant worries about the future and racing thoughts Difficulty making decisions (decision fatigue), feeling “trapped” and stuck Panic attacks and social anxiety,Fear of making a mistake
Relational therapy draws from a psychodynamic therapeutic approach to better understand that we are shaped by our social world and relationships. It is understood that having healthy relationships are essential factors for our wellbeing and self-esteem. Relational therapy explores how past experiences affects our beliefs, patterns of how we relate to others and self.
IFS therapy is based on the idea that every person has multiple sub-personalities which can be in conflict with each other. This can lead to problematic habits and behaviors. The goal of IFS therapy is to help people identify and accept the different parts of themselves with compassion and heal the parts that are wounded.