Because I myself suffered from mental illness during my childhood, I am passionate about helping those who suffer see a light in the darknes
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Torrance, CA
I, myself, am a father and can relate to your parenting struggles in many ways. I can teach many parenting skills that actually effective. I am also specialized in children and adolescents; therefore, if I can provide therapy for your child while I provide parenting skills to you, a chance for you to obtain satisfactory outcome is much higher. Parenting can remind you of your own parents sometimes in a good way and other times not so in a good way; this makes you remember what kind of parents you wanted to be and didn't want to be. Yet, you sometimes notice you are making the same mistake your parents made. Well, bravo for your awareness. That is the first stage. The second stage is to change your behavior, which can be achieved through therapy. Parenting can be very lonely too; and sometimes you need someone to talk to with the feeling of safety that it is confidential. Parenting can create a lot of self-blame although you know you shouldn't. I am here for you and your children.
I was the one that was bullied, that went though abuse, and that dropped out of high school. Because of my painful experiences during my childhood and extensive experience working with children, adolescents and their family, I am specialized in working with children and adolescents and their family. Also, I have found that being a male therapist can be huge advantage for male adolescents since they tend to be shy with female therapists and have difficulty opening up to them. Adolescent can be such a difficult stage. They hate parents yet they need them. They believe they can do anything yet they also know they cannot do anything. They don't know themselves yet. One of the reasons they rebel to the parents is this: it is one of the few ways they know to find their own identity. Having an adult whom they can talk to about anything is a huge plus for them, and that is what I am here for. Because of my painful experience, I can relate and understand them.
Imagine the world where you do not suffer from anxieties, and your anxieties are under the control? That is what I am here for. I am specialized in treating anxiety and its related issues including panic attack/anxiety attack. Anxiety can make it difficult for you to live in the moment, so hanging out with friends is not even fun; it can create massive problems only in your head though most of them ended up never occurring; it can make you think negatively too much; and it can immobilize your body because it makes you scared of the future. The world itself is tough to live nowadays; if you suffer from anxiety, it makes it 100x more tough. However, there is a light at the end of the dark tunnel even though your anxiety tells you there is not. There is no quick fix, and it will take time. Yet, I will be here with you to help you be a best friend with this evil called anxiety.