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Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Codependency can be a challenging thing to navigate on your own, but it is very possible to gain a more comprehensive and complete understanding of why you developed this coping mechanism in the first place. From there, we can support you to re-learn how to have your own autonomy and separate sense of self. If applicable to you, we'll also support you in learning how to discern and hold your own boundaries and connect with others in ways that are empowering for you.
I love working with highly sensitive and empathic people! The majority of my clients are this way. Being a highly sensitive and empathic person myself, I have spent the last two decades of my life learning, discovering, studying and practicing how to thrive as as a HSP. I love supporting other HSP in finding empowerment, clarity, confidence, understanding, gifts, and peace within being extra perceptive and sensitive.
The experience of depression can have roots in many different parts of our past, identity and experience of ourselves. You are unique, and they way we can help you through improving your depressive symptoms will be unique and tailored to you.
Working with the body and the different parts within yourself are very powerful and effective ways to gain deeper insight into what is going on with us.
Humanistic therapy emphasizes the importance of being your true self in order to lead the most fulfilling life. It’s based on the principle that everyone has their own unique way of looking at and relating to the world. This view can impact your choices and actions. Humanistic therapy also involves a core belief that people are good at heart and capable of making the right choices for themselves. If you don’t hold yourself in high regard, it’s harder to develop your full potential.
DMT is the therapeutic use of movement to further the emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration of the individual, based on the empirically supported premise that the body, mind and spirit are interconnected. Movement is used as a catalyst, and a means into the person's inner feelings and a way to express, cope, interact with others, and integrate their experiences. Is it fancy? No! Movement&dance can be anything from breathing, posture, communicating, the way we hold ourselves.
Gestalt therapy is oriented around building awareness: of ourselves, of our thoughts & behaviors, of our choices, and of our physical systems that are constantly sending us invaluable data about our experiences. Through the gestalt process, clients learn to become more aware of how their own negative thought patterns and behaviors are blocking true self-awareness.
Having adequate self-esteem, confidence, and self-worth are important aspects of being a human, creating healthy fulfilling relationships, and creating the life you want.
Suffering from anxiety can take a tole on our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Luckily, it is absolutely something we can work through and improve! Together, we can support you in gaining tools that work for you in managing and improving anxiety symptoms, as well as heal the root of these symptoms so that you can embody lasting change, peace, and calm.