If you have difficulty controlling your emotions, feel numb and detached from your body or your surroundings, or experience flashbacks, nightmares and feelings of panic, you may be suffering post-traumatic symptoms. It is common to feel shame or partially blame yourself for what you went through, as well as to fantasize about getting revenge or wishing for an apology from the people who hurt you. I know how disorienting the effects of childhood or adult trauma can be. I can help you process all of these difficult emotions and start the path to healing. Inner peace and fulfilling personal relationships are within reach.
I am a bilingual, multicultural trauma-informed therapist who helps teens and adults recover from the devastating effects of complex trauma/PTSD and/or family conflict. I am very experienced with issues of domestic/narcissistic abuse, as well as fostering and adoption concerns.
I know how it feels to suffer from complex post-traumatic symptoms, and I know what it is like to try to feel better using unhealthy coping skills, which often make matters worse. Together, we will explore your history, triggers and personal goals. I will give you the tools to start feeling better quickly and regain your sense of personal power. Your trauma does not have to define who you are, and your anxiety does not have to control your thoughts and actions.
As a humanist counselor, I believe in the inherent capacity for people to heal and grow into their full potential. I am honored to be able to help my clients in this pursuit. In my psychotherapeutic work, I am always conscious of the mind-body connection and I encourage my clients to find activities that help them feel joyous and balanced.
Skills and Expertise
Abuse / Survivors of Abuse
Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
Adoption / Foster Care Issues
Aggression and Violence
Blended Family Issues
Divorce and Divorce Adjustment
Family of Origin Issues
Helplessness and Victimhood
Infidelity and Affair Recovery
Loss or Grief
Mindfulness based therapy
Polyamory and Nonmonogamous Relationships
Single Parenting Issues
Trauma and PTSD
Acceptance Commitment Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Couple and Family Systems Therapy
DBT Informed Therapy
Family Systems Therapy
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
Person Centered Therapy
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
Therapy unique to each client
Trauma Focused Therapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy