I provide trauma- and social justice-informed, resiliency-promoting, culturally conscious therapy for adults, kids, teens, and families.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA
Relationships are a huge part of our lives and well-being. So many of us experience challenges in our relationships, and it can be useful to talk through with a third party. I enjoy helping clients with relationships of all kinds, but in particular, I am knowledgeable and passionate about working with stepmoms regarding stepparenting and addressing our unique family roles and challenges. If you're a stepmom struggling to find others who understand, please get in touch!
As someone who has lifelong experience with anxiety myself, I enjoy taking creative and specialized approaches to clients who are dealing with anxiety. I think that there are many tools to use to help find solutions within the day-to-day experience of anxiety/worry/stress in your life, or panic attacks, or even to address the sense of overwhelm that sometimes comes with burnout and overwork.
Experiences of trauma might look very different from person to person. I like to look at trauma with a focus on building resiliency, and on breaking down shame and self-blame. I believe that in order to fully understand trauma, we have to look at how it is remembered by the brain and the body, and also to understand how a survivor is impacted not just by the big events we think of when someone says "trauma," but also by chronic trauma such as racism, homophobia, systemic oppression and poverty.