I believe that therapy is a unique and creative process every time it happens. I believe that it requires trust, bravery, openness and honesty that goes both ways. No matter who you are and why you might want therapy I will work hard to provide a safe and comfortable space and a meaningful connection to try to help figure things out.
I work with adults and children of all ages and provide individual and family therapy. In my career I have worked mostly with children, youth, young adults and families around issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, immigration, parenting, and adoption and permanency. My door is open to anyone, but if I do not feel competent to help, I will help find someone who is.
Healing and coping happen in so many different ways, therefore I use a variety of techniques and theories to guide therapy. I try to be flexible while using those techniques and theories and I always strive to provide care that is founded on your strengths, your goals, your capacities, and relationships. The things that we face are complex and confusing and I try to understand the context as best I can. I use a combination of child-centered play therapy, yoga calm and mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, attachment theory, developmental repair theory, family systems theory and a variety of other treatment modalities that are meaningful and relevant.
I am fluent in both English and Spanish and am comfortable with providing therapy in either language or a combination of the two.
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Adult Attachment Inventory
Child Centered Play Therapy
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Crisis Intervention Training
LifeBook/Life Story Work
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Adult (Ad. Parent - Individual)
Birth/First Parent/Family Work
Elementary Age (7-12)
Young Adult (19-25)
Young Child (3-6)
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