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Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Hermosa Beach, CA
Since I first started working with clients in 2014, I have always loved working with adolescents. I can recognize, remember, and relate to many of the struggles tweens and teens are dealing with today and know how helpful it is to have someone that they can just talk to. I provide them with the safe space to deal with whatever is coming up for them and provide tools on how they can deal with the various stressors they face.
Anxiety can be experienced in numerous ways- physiologically and emotionally. I work with clients to address their well-being holistically. I provide tangible tools that they can utilize in various settings (i.e. work, home, school, etc). I challenge their beliefs and work with each client to examine where they are coming from. Often times, we make assumptions based off how we were raised and what we've seen, ultimately leading to a skewed version of the truth, but one that impacts us deeply.
In working with individuals living with depression, one of my goals is to help them to find a sense of purpose. In doing so, their levels of confidence increase, a tendency to isolate typically decreases, and we are able to build on their strengths and interests. While I recognize that some clients need medication support, I do what I can to provide my client with resources they have within themselves and to build off of that before looking for medication.