I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist, practicing for over 10 years. I care deeply about understanding you, in your life, as you live it.
Clinical Psychologist in Long Beach, CA
Attachment science is a powerful tool to understand the nature of human bonding, in both parent-child, and in romantic love relationships. Human beings are wired to seek and maintain connection, despite all odds. My experience as a researcher of attachment and a clinician guided by attachment theory and science helps me to break down complicated interpersonal situations into simple and understandable phenomenon. This kind of information can be empowering and transformational.
EFT is a humanistic approach to therapy, formulated in the 1980’s and developed in tandem with the science of adult attachment. It is an empirically-supported approach that views emotions as of central importance in how we live our lives and in the process of change in therapy. This approach emphasizes your awareness, expression, and understanding of your own emotions, and creates opportunities for transformation by walking through the doorway of your emotional experiences.
The path of pregnancy and parenthood is long, winding, and full heartache. Of course it can be full of joy as well. It is one of the great dialectics, that to bring new life into the world, you have to be prepared to face death as well, the two are intricately linked, and bring all kinds of emotions and inner turmoil that can feel like it is undoing you, at the moment that you feel you should have it all together. I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience working on these issues.
I am extensively trained in Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT). This evidence-based treatment is currently the gold-standard for working with couples, based on cutting edge research on relational patterns and the neurobiological underpinnings of attachment theory. I integrate attachment theory with research on stress/arousal and neurobiology to treat relationship patterns and distress from a holistic perspective.