I've been in the therapy field for over 10 years and am an EMDR-trained therapist.
I live and work in Newport Beach and feel incredibly lucky to be able to help the community here. I enjoy bike riding and anything that has to do with the ocean. I have a big smile and believe laughter is life's best medicine.
But most importantly, I help people move through past traumas, ease their way through life transitions, improve relationships and reclaim the connection, freedom and happiness that we all deserve in life.
I specialize in treating issues such as trauma, anxiety, anger empowerment, and grief and loss.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. I am trained in Level I & II of EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), which is an eight-phase modality that helps process "stuck" traumatic memories, both in the mind and the body, alleviating symptoms of PTSD.
Depression, fear, and anxiety/panic attacks are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Anger is a normal emotion just as is happiness, sadness, etc. It can spark change in the world, and when communicated effectively, can get needs met. It’s possible to learn what anger is, normalize it, create boundaries, and express it in a productive manner.
Grief counseling is not limited to sadness, but can also include feelings of shame, guilt, anger. Grief is the reaction to any kind of loss. It can come in waves and many individuals have different thoughts about their grief to make sense of it.