Are you feeling worried or scared all the time? Do you have thoughts that won't turn off? I offer EMDR a solution that works and lasts.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
I have worked with children and young people for over 15 years across multiple settings including schools, outpatient mental health clinics, adoption organizations and in private practice. I have extensive training in child-centered therapies and am passionate about working with children by speaking their language using play therapy, EMDR for children and Theraplay, a family-based play therapy to strengthen and build the parent-child relationship.
Completion of 2-year Post-Master's training in Play Therapy. 15 years of experience providing non-directive play therapy with children ages 3-12 yrs old.
10 years specializing in EMDR, attachment-focused EMDR, and training in child and adolescent EMDR training to advanced level. The flash technique is also used for trauma resolution. EMDR has been successfully used to treat trauma, PTSD, Phobias, anxiety and panic disorder since the 1980s.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is approved by the American Psychological Association for the treatment of PTSD. It is also highly effective for those who have had distressing experiences that are still impacting daily functioning but there is not a diagnosis of PTSD.
I have completed foundational certification in Theraplay - a parent-child attachment enhancing play therapy. The program also builds parenting confidence and positive parenting techniques. Theraplay has been used with children on the Autistic Spectrum and who have been fostered or adopted for many years. The treatment program is typically 18-25 weekly parent-child sessions and periodic parent-only sessions. Please enquire if you would like more information and I would be glad to email a handout.
Training in mindfulness-based CBT for anxiety, depression, panic and as part of treatment for trauma resolution.
I work to help you develop coping tools using mindfulness, grounding techniques and Emotional Freedom Technique so that you have the internal resources to overcome anxiety, depression, somatic/body-based symptoms and trauma.