I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing therapy services that span from depression, anxiety, panic, self-injury, PTSD and beyond. I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients needs in order to help attain the personal growth they’re striving for. General therapy session are 50 minutes in length. Insurance should cover most types of general therapy also called behavioral health services.
Young Adults ~ Students
Attending college, especially if you are away from home, can bring on stress, anxiety, loneliness and sometimes depression. Please don't feel you have to go through this alone. Together we can work on a solution to get you on track so you can focus on your education. If you have CalOptima, Cigna or TriCare insurance your fee for therapy could be at no cost or at a low fee.
Hypnotherapy is a type of complementary and alternative medicine in which the mind is used to help with a variety of problems, such as breaking bad habits or coping with stress.
Hypnotherapy is guided hypnosis, or a state of focus and concentration achieved with the help of a clinical hypnotherapist. This very relaxed state is similar to being completely absorbed in a book, movie, music, or even one's own thoughts or meditations. In this state, clients can turn their attention completely inward to find and utilize the natural resources deep within themselves that can help them make changes or regain control in certain areas of their life.
Hypnotherapy is an adjunct form of therapy, used along with other forms of psychological or medical treatment, Although there are different techniques, clinical hypnotherapy is generally performed in a calm, therapeutic environment. The therapist will guide you into a relaxed, focused state and ask you to think about experiences and situations in positive ways that can help you change the way you think and behave. Unlike some dramatic portrayals you will not be unconscious, asleep, or in any way out of control of yourself. You will hear the therapist’s suggestions, but it is up to you to decide whether or not to act on them.
Living with diabetes, whether it's type 1 or type 2, is such an incredible emotional struggle. Some people can't understand the difficulties. But I know diabetes brings with it denial, obsession, anger, depression, grief, fear, frustration, embarrassment, guilt- not to mention - finger sticks, glucose monitoring, constantly counting carbs and possibly being attached to a pump! That's a plateful!
Working with a therapist can help you manage your overwhelming emotions. Let me help you and your family gain a more positive outlook on living with diabetes. You can work on gaining a more realistic and optimistic attitude and with emotional strength you can better manage your now very structured life.
A lot of what I learned comes from my own child who was diagnosed with T1D at age 9 years. He's now 27 years old. One thing I know for sure is that T1D did not come from giving my son too much sugar as a child which I was told by those who didn't understand this lifelong disease. What I learned, and now teach, comes from Dr. Richard Rubin of Johns Hopkins Medical School. While diet, medication and exercise are very important when managing T1D, Dr. Rubin recognizes that putting your emotions right up there in the front is just as important.
A successful relationship is strengthened by good communication skills.
Relationship counseling is the process of counseling the parties of a human relationship in an effort to recognize, and to better manage or reconcile, troublesome differences and repeating patterns of stress upon the relationship.
Is your relationship having some rough times? It takes each person involved in the relationship to make and manage problems. Maybe it's time to schedule an appointment so we can evaluate what your needs are to get back where you once were.
Military / Veterans
PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health condition that can occur after you've experienced a major trauma. Military / Combat PTSD is different than Civilian PTSD, in that, with Military / Combat PTSD the event is expected and the trauma is repeated over and over. I've received training by the U.S. Dept of Navy at Port Heuneme, CA, as well as the U.S. Department of Army physicians at Walter Reed Army Hospital at a training held in Boston, MA.
My personal experiences in working with others trying to manage life after war has given me some invaluable insight. I have family that have been affected by deployments for Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). I have seen how it has affected, not only the Veteran, but his/her immediate family as well. Also, I've worked directly with Veterans in the community in helping them manage daily living after multiple tours from OEF and OIF.
For the military clients I accept TriCare Insurance.
Fortunately, first responders are starting to recognize and understand the benefits of getting specialized trauma treatment. Now more than ever, public safety professionals are accessing services to heal and overcome trauma.
Law enforcement, fire fighters, paramedics, EMTs, and other first responders may commonly struggle with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and more.
I have first responders in my own family and with some close friends. Seeing the repetitive trauma they are thrust into should never be ignored.
If you feel you are experiencing heightened anxiety, depression or symptoms of ptsd please put some focus on yourself and obtain care.
Don't hesitate to schedule an appointment so the process can begin of giving you relief.