Specialties include the treatment of anxiety, trauma, and overthinking. I offer online counseling and free consultations.
Marriage & Family Therapist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Another popular and effective treatment model, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is an incredibly useful way of getting to know yourself, accepting that which you cannot control, and learning to commit to what you actually like. Oftentimes, we tell ourselves one thing, but never act on it (like going to the gym!). Maybe it's time to accept that you don't care about personal fitness as much as you say you do and lean into the things you actually enjoy doing. ACT helps you find your true self.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one of the most well-known and widely-used psychotherapies in the country, and for good reason. It is an effective way of challenging thoughts and behavior patterns that are unhelpful to us. The thoughts that we think and our behaviors can actually be the problem. CBT teaches you that there isn't anything inherently wrong with you, but your habits can be the problem. Negative thoughts and behaviors are the disease, and CBT is the medicine.
Growing in popularity, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a therapy that helps people to heal from symptoms of distress brought on my disturbing life experiences. While psychotherapy can help people heal, it can take years. EMDR is a robust and effective kind of therapy that has the potential to heal clients in a shorter amount of time. EMDR believes that the mind can heal from trauma much like how the body can heal from trauma.
Anxiety has a purpose, which is to keep us alive, but we're not always in danger. In those moments where our brains think we might be in danger, anxiety comes to our rescue. That's great, but anxiety tends to show up when we're merely uncomfortable, not in danger, leaving us feeling scared, nervous, sweaty, and overthinking to the point we're losing out on sleep. I can help you understand where your anxiety is coming from and learn to mange it. Call me today to master your anxiety.
Do you often find yourself involved in relationships where you are giving more than you are receiving? Is your energy drained by others around you? Are you your own dead last priority? You might be suffering from codependency. Our familial relationships from childhood really shape how we allow others to treat us in adulthood. If we are taught early on that our value comes from how we can serve others, we will live our lives never serving ourselves. Call me if you'd like to break the cycle.
The dread of feeling like you're going to have another panic attack can dampen your quality of life. The fear, anxiety, and holding yourself back from doing what you want to do are touchstones of suffering from panic. You are deserving of living through an entire day without the fear of or actually having a panic attack. Even though it feels like you might die, panic attacks are just that, panic attacks. They are treatable and you can overcome them.