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Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Lafayette, CA
I have studied many world religions and spiritual beliefs, respecting all, and adhering to none. I am currently enrolled in a psychedelic-assisted therapy training program, in preparation for the legalization of MDMA and psilocybin to be used in conjunction with therapy. This program incorporates many indigenous spiritual traditions, including those from my father's home-land of central Mexico.
I specialize in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is used to “desensitize and reprocess” memories that seem as if “frozen in time” as a result of trauma. Repeated studies show that with EMDR therapy, clients can experience a vast reduction in symptoms after just a few sessions. Just like how we naturally heal from physical wounds, with emotional wounds, we naturally tend towards healing. However, sometimes we get blocked in the healing; EMDR can help remove blocks
I have been involved in and had friends and clients in non-monogamous and/or kink communities in the SF Bay Area for 5 years. Monogamy, asexuality, relationship anarchy ... I welcome all relationship types in my office. To hear more about my thoughts on polyamory, listen to this podcast I did earlier this year: https://www.meridian-counseling.com/podcasts/2018/9/9/episode-29-understaning-polyamory-from-a-new-perspective