- Medication Management
Person centered, excited to meet a client where they are at and work through life in a trauma-informed style.
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in San Diego, CA
Supervised by Anna De La Paz, LMFT #103600
Through dancing my whole life and later integrating therapeutic techniques into movement, I realized the deep connection between mind, body, and relationships or how we orient with the world. Experiencing trauma can cause memories to be coded in a physical place in your body where movement can activate the nonverbal memories to allow for deeper processing and provide a movement based intervention to help increase neurotransmitters and endorphins that increase mood.
Grounding, reconnecting to the breath and to self through meditation and breathwork has helped create incredible connections that can't be accessed without intention. Staying present in the moment to fully "feel out" and heal our feelings is very important. Incorporating other schools of thought based out of mindfulness, I utilize these practices to help increase stress tolerance, coping skills, grounding, and feeling more "here" in life.
As the client living your life, you are the expert in your life. I use a person- centered approach and truly believe it should be the basis for all therapy modalities. As you are the one who is having these experiences, you are the one who knows what is your truth immediately and without question. As the therapist, I am here to help walk with you, allowing you to guide the session and conversation to what feels most helpful and allowing for organic connections to occur.
Anxiety can take on many different forms and can cause different responses in the body. Through my work with my clients and my own personal experiences, I have seen or experienced smaller feeling anxiety that heightens our nervous system response immediate but will subside shortly after, ranging to full blown panic attacks and physical symptoms that anxiety has manifested into.
Adjusting to life can cause so many different experienced emotions. Any time there is change, even if it's a good change, there will be a loss of some kind. That loss can feel really sad and cause so many other feelings that we were unaware of even if it was a good change. Adjusting to life changes can also cause other things such as anxiety, depression, and concerns about "making the right decision".
Trauma can happen at any point in someone's life. Whether it be a "big T" trauma or a "little T" trauma, we usually get left with a sense of "can I ever be safe in this world again?" From car accidents, natural disasters, to childhood abuse, neglect, and everything in between and beyond, the way we experience the world shapes our identity of self. Working through trauma we find a way to trust yourself, and find yourself safely in the world. You are not the problem.