I can help you grow into who you want to be: whole, healed, and living an abundant, fulfilling life.
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Ana, CA
Supervised by Catherine Morrill, LMFT#49091
I am trained in EMDR, a type of therapy that is particularly useful for when there has been a traumatic event that may have you feeling stuck, re-experiencing the event via intrusive thoughts or nightmares, anxious feelings or panic attacks, and other debilitating experiences. EMDR is also helpful even if you can't remember or don't want to retell your story of the experience because it does not involve the typical "talk" of therapy.
Many parents have come to me expressing that they experience angry outbursts toward their children and sometimes spouse, too. There can be deep feelings of shame associated with these outbursts and feelings of loss of control and helplessness, not knowing how to change. I have successfully worked with clients to address and heal the sources of their angry outbursts: often it involves healing from childhood wounds as well as understanding child development and learning specific parenting tools.
I am a parent myself and also a Positive Discipline Certified Parent Educator. I am knowledgeable in developmental growth of children and have a variety of tools to help you be the best parent you can be! Often this journey involves healing from your own childhood wounds and can be an incredibly liberating process for parents to grow through.
Attachment is all about how we relate, connect, and behave in our interpersonal relationships. We are motivated by feeling belonging and significance. Attachment touches on every aspect of our lives and can be the source of much pain or much soothing and comfort. If you experience a lot of pain in your relationships, I can help you grow to experience the joy and connection healthy relationships can offer.