Restore Psychotherapy specializes in supporting you in life transitions, relationship struggles, career changes and trauma related issues.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Fullerton, CA
Trauma has been defined as “a threat we are not prepared to handle.” Car accidents, natural disasters, and cruel treatment can cause trauma, but any experience that causes us to feel intense fear, powerlessness or humiliation can leave a mark on us. Traumatic memories are intrusive, and often include re-experiencing the sensations, thoughts, and feelings associated with the original incident as though it were happening again. I can help decrease these thoughts and feelings that continue to play.
Everybody feels nervous or sad sometimes, but persistent anxiety and depression can diminish your connections. Learn new strategies and skills to reduce worry, obsessive analyzing, and hyper-vigilance. Find ways to change your thinking to reduce feelings of sadness, worthlessness, guilt, and start to care again about the people and things that are important to you. We can help you learn to calm and soothe yourself, begin to trust yourself and your choices, regain your energy for your life.
Life transitions cause us to leave behind the familiar and force us to adjust to new ways of living, at least temporarily. They can leave us feeling completely unprepared and we may be thrown into a personal crisis, feeling shocked, angry and sad. When things are in disarray, you can reflect on the hopes and dreams you once had but perhaps forgot about. Times of life transitions offer you the chance to explore what your ideal life would look like.
EMDR therapy provides a framework for safely and effectively diminishing the emotional and behavioral impact of traumatic events. We work with you to build your inner resources to address the traumatic material. Once these inner resources are established, we provide a therapeutic structure for you to process the hurt, fear, anger, or sadness and integrate more helpful ways of thinking about the past.
CBT helps improve your mood, anxiety and behavior by identifying unhelpful patterns of thinking that lead to depression and anxiety. During CBT, you will learn to identify harmful thought patterns and how to replace this thinking with thoughts that result in more appropriate feelings and thoughts. Research shows that CBT can be effective in treating a variety of conditions, including depression and anxiety.
Solution Focused Brief Therapy is future-focused, goal-directed, and emphasizes solutions, rather than the history of problems that brought you in to seek therapy. It is especially useful for decreasing the complications of daily life and coping with temporary but powerful stressors.