Exploring the whole person is how I look at effective and lasting therapy. Understanding your reactions to challenges helps us learn to react in a healthier way. I serve individuals, families, and couples.
My focus is to help individuals heal and become aware of their inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan that fits your goals.
My goal for each client is to hear them fully, and help them see a path to healing. Most clients gain a better understanding of how their neurobiology works, and this increases their ability to manage their day to day lives with greater resilience and joy.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has received a great deal of attention, but there is also an equal amount of misinformation. This brain condition is not necessarily a disorder, although it has many (and varied) challenges. Exploring strengths and gaining understanding of how the brain functions allows clients to thrive. I also offer Neurofeedback as an adjunct to counseling. We can work together to help you recover (or discover) motivation, perspective, and joy.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger after traumatic events. I can help you better understand these symptoms, and guide you through the process of healing. Many clients have experienced relief as they learn about how trauma stores and releases from the body. I use Brainspotting and Somatic Processing with phenomenal success.
Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are held with both couples and is a supportive place to discuss issues to better understand their intense reactions, and process their events that hinder healthy communication. This approach heals the hurts and strengthens your relationship.
I currently take Optum Insurance, which is a clearinghouse for many insurances in Northern California.
Many couples and families improve communication and improve their quality of life by better understanding simple emotional regulation skills. Additionally, by understanding how our history affects our functioning, it can take the mystery out of our reactions. We work together to process big events that feel stuck and cause additional challenges. Many families are amazed at how simple changes can bring great relief.
Sometimes it helps to have a brief consultation to see if what I offer is a good fit. You are welcome to contact me at (916) 342-3258 during normal business hours.
My office is located in Carmichael at 8037 Fair Oaks Blvd., Suite 110. We have several therapists that are available if a referral is needed.
This method of processing significant events, or trauma, has proven over and over to be effective and can take much less time than traditional talk therapy. We begin by learning about how the brain stores events, and how they stick in the midbrain. When a similar event occurs later, the person feels an intense reaction that can feel overwhelming. By processing these events a person can "finish unfinished business" and move on without continued reactivity. I work with sexual abuse victims, veterans, accident victims, and various types of trauma.
Some clients benefit from this type of brain training. I use BrainPaint. Many clients with ADHD, Anxiety, Inattention, etc. can benefit.
Please contact us with questions.
Mon-Fri: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: upon request