You deserve to feel good in your body. You deserve relationships that contribute to your well-being- not detract from it.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in LA, CA
People in the Queer and Trans community have a unique way of being in the world. You need a therapist who is part of the LGBTQ community and understands what it’s like to be a nonbinary or queer person. Someone with personal experience living your truth can provide the support you need. You need a therapist who knows that being truthful makes you feel separate from everybody else. Connecting with a therapist who understands can help you embody your most authentic self.
Trauma can result from a single event, but more often, it comes from a long period of challenging or even devastating circumstances. Often, we can only see that there is trauma through its effects, which is the feeling of disconnection or erratic feelings and behaviors, usually beyond our control. These experiences can prevent us from feeling like our lives our whole, or even that we know who we are.
Difficult relationship patterns get in the way of you being your full self in your romantic relationships. They can make you feel the need to prove yourself, and leave you with feelings of hurt and disappointment, or an inability to connect. When we’re struggling to connect , we are often carrying the cycles from past relationships. It can be hard to know what’s wrong or why it’s happening. Working with a Non-Monogamy therapist can help you be your full self in all your relationships.
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is an action-oriented approach to psychotherapy that stems from cognitive behavioral therapy. Clients learn to stop avoiding, denying, and struggling with their inner emotions and, instead, accept that these deeper feelings are appropriate responses to certain situations that should not prevent them from moving forward in their lives. With this understanding, clients begin to accept their hardships and commit to making necessary changes in their behavior.
Narrative therapy views people as separate from their problems and destructive behaviors. This allows clients to get some distance from the difficulty they face; this helps them to see how it might actually be helping or protecting them, more than it is hurting them. With this perspective, individuals feel more empowered to make changes in their thought patterns and behavior and “rewrite” their life story for a future that reflects who they really are and what they are capable of.
Humanistic therapy focuses on a person’s individual nature. Humanistic therapists aim to consider the whole person, especially their positive characteristics and potential for growth, not only from their professional viewpoint but from a client’s own personal sense of their behavior. The emphasis in sessions is on a person’s positive traits and behaviors and developing their ability to use their instincts to find wisdom, growth, healing, and fulfillment.
Relationship challenges often emerge as other areas of our life are strained. This often results from a major life shift. It could be a job loss or change, an injury and difficult recovery or readjustment, the loss of a family member, or moving to a new city—any major life hurdles that you are taking on together can pose new challenges to a relationship. Relationship therapy lets us examine spaces where there are discrepancies about how you understand and experience situations.
Trauma can result from a single event, but more often, it comes from a long period of challenging or even devastating circumstances. These experiences can prevent us from feeling like our lives our whole, or even that we know who we are. We will slowly and safely begin to pull on the strings that have tied you to traumatic experiences, and to figure out what happened in your life and it has impacted your ability to be yourself and live authentically.
Somatic Therapy is the practice of focusing and listening to your body to find your felt sense and discover new personal insights. We will look for parts of your body that stand out to you, letting the body talk and providing it with a way to talk to us. If your shoulder is standing out to you, we will go further and look for shapes and colors and images and find metaphors and real feelings that connect to pain, joy, memories, or relationships.
Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT) is the use of movement to promote emotional, social, cognitive, and physical integration of you. Dance/Movement therapists use movement to access things that are not accessible verbally. DMT is unique because it provides a clinical lens to see you as a whole person, to have visibility into understanding and diagnosing areas in the body that are exhibiting stress, trauma, or disconnection.