I am a somatic healer with a sense of humor and knack for storytelling. I view our inner world as a rich place to explore and learn.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Folsom, CA
Our inner world is a rich place to explore, and the "voices" or the versions of yourself that come out with different emotions are important to pay attention to. When we understand that our brain thinks in multiplicity, we can accept all the parts of ourselves, even aspects that are difficult.
Attachment theory prioritizes relationships in your life as the main factor in determining your wellbeing. The level of closeness you felt growing up within your family as well as your support system now all impact your mental health.
Often times we don't make change in our life because we feel ambiguous about it or are worried about all the potential outcomes. By focusing on levels of motivation and clarifying goals, we can plan our next steps with confidence and assurance that it's what we really want.
The stage of adolescence is more challenging than ever, from social media to academic competition to changes in society. It makes sense to get help from a therapist when your tween or teen is in crisis. I work from the approach that teens and families are affected by typical developmental stages in life and when given the tools and knowledge to understand one another, can experience a deeper sense of connection and enjoyment. When someone within the family is hurting, everyone hurts.
I recognize that anxiety is multifaceted and that aspects of your environment, upbringing, culture, and relationships all pose strengths and challenges for your recovery. You do not have to leave any part of yourself at the door. I welcome all of your thoughts and feelings, even the ones you may be scared to express or haven’t been able to disclose to someone else before.
You know your friends and family are well intentioned and yet everyone keeps giving you advice that's... not really helping. Things like getting out of bed and returning a text or phone call are becoming more difficult. Motivation is hard to come by when you're feeling depressed and overwhelmed by what's going on inside. I work from the approach that mental wellbeing is as unique as the people who come to me for support. You have the capacity for healing already inside of you.