I am a California Licensed Psychotherapist and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, body image issues, self esteem and self worth issues and couples couseling.
I am the author of Reclaiming Yourself From Binge Eating: A Step-by-Step Guide To Healing (due out March 2014).
I began working in the healing arts in 1999 after receiving my certification in Hypnotherapy. I was working with many people who were dealing with extensive eating disorders as well as very deep trauma, depression, and anxiety. I loved what I was doing and wanted to delve deeper into understanding the workings of the human mind and emotional pain. This spurred me to pursue my graduate degree in Psychology.
I practice Eclectic Integrative Psychotherapy. That basically means, I try to do what works for the individual client. Some people enjoy and respond to mindfulness, hypnotherapy, somatic therapy and a more spiritual or mind/body approach. Others prefer a more analytic psychodynamic approach. Still others would prefer a behavioral approach with more homework. It's really up to you. I incorporate several different modalities into my healing work. This includes Hypnotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Journal Writing, Art Therapy and Psychodynamic work. Because human personalities are so dynamic and multi-dimensional, usually all of these different techniques are integrated and can change as the therapy continues.
The Reason I Became A Helping Professional
I care deeply about human beings and the path that we each walk. I tend to think a lot about the people around me and what they are thinking, how they are doing, how they are feeling. As a child, I always put myself in the place of confidante and made myself available for people to talk to and to talk through things with. I always loved to sit with my friends and talk through what they were going through and help them find potential solutions. Because I enjoyed this type of interaction so much and because it came so naturally to me, I decided to enter into the helping professions. It seemed to be in line with exactly who I was and how I wanted to live my life.
|Credentials||CHT, LMFT, MA|
|Time in Practice||6-10 years|
|I practice in||All areas, please inquire|
|I offer my services||Telephone|
Via a webcam
|I am fluent in||English|
|Licence information||Expiration 2/28/15|