I work with individual adults who are interested in finding ways to effectively manage anxiety & stress while building self-confidence.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
I am a certified meditation & mindfulness teacher and I introduce simple mindfulness practices to help you slow down and connect with the present moment so that you can discover a sense of peace, increased focus and awareness, and more opportunities for enjoyment in your daily life.
I can teach relaxation exercises and other techniques for managing anxiety, however, I am also interested in finding longer-term solutions and getting to the root of the problem. I help you take a closer look at your patterns of thinking and responding in situations when you feel anxious to help slow down the process, calm your mind down, and start shifting your responses so that you can feel more confident and in control, rather than letting your anxiety control you.
I aim to help you build understanding of the impacts of trauma and gain new skills and strategies for coping or managing your symptoms. With this guidance and support, you can start to feel more capable and empowered and begin to recognize your own potential for recovery.
With support and commitment you can change your views of yourself and start to feel more confident. It starts with building self-awareness by paying close attention to your beliefs about yourself and noticing when your self-critical thoughts are showing up. I can teach strategies to help you slow down and notice your thoughts and then work to either take a break from the thoughts or shift to thoughts that are more supportive and compassionate rather than negative and critical.