I'm a trauma therapist who also works with adults with ADHD. My goal is that your sessions are a place where you can feel safe and supported
Associate Clinical Social Worker in Los Gatos, CA
Supervised by Thomas Lucking license #97696 LMFT
Many of us struggle with our self-esteem. We often have negative self talk and see ourselves as imperfect. I believe that most healing starts with forgiving and accepting yourself as a perfectly imperfect human being. You are worthy of love, respect and care just as you are, right now. My clients have benefitted from my ability to help them make peace with their inner self. I create a calm, relaxed environment where they can be safe to express themselves honestly.
Throughout my education, I have focused on domestic violence and it's impact. I have dedicated a majority of my education researching and understanding the complexities of intimate partner abuse and its effects, as well as how to help victims become survivors. In order to help victims of abuse, it is important that we create a safe and nonjudgmental environment for them so they can feel comfortable in opening up about their situation.
I work with neurodivergent individuals to help them learn new coping strategies, create new ways to manage their situations, and connect them to the neurodivergent community. With a deep understanding of what life is like for us, I'm able to connect better with my clients and make a real difference in their lives.
I have worked with trauma survivors, veterans, foster children, and domestic abuse victims during my career. I have found that the most effective way to help people heal from trauma is by helping them feel safe in their environment and giving them the tools they need to make informed choices about their lives. I use evidence-based treatments like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Narrative Therapy
Since then, CBT has become a popular treatment for many mental health conditions, including anxiety disorders and depression. The goal of CBT is to change negative thinking patterns into more positive ones and to replace irrational beliefs with more rational ones. Studies have shown that CBT is effective in treating many mental health conditions and aims to help people change their patterns of thinking and behaving.
Narrative therapy is effective at helping clients who have experienced trauma. Mild traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a condition that affects people who have been exposed to a severe or life-threatening event. Narrative therapy helps clients to process their experiences and work through the trauma they've faced. It uses storytelling as a way to heal, which allows the client to use their own voice and create meaning from their experience.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is effective at helping people with anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. The therapy encourages the client to accept their painful thoughts and feelings instead of trying to change them. It also teaches the client how to commit to valued goals by focusing on what they are able to do instead of what they cannot do.