Here are my therapeutic specializations. These are the main issues I can help you with. Although I often treat other conditions, these are the areas where I have special expertise and training. This helps me to better help you.
I see clients 4 days a week in Santa Monica and Torrance, California. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California, I have been in practice for over 25 years. My experience includes over 10 years of doing Neurofeedback, a Certification in EMDR, and advanced training in the Flash Technique.
If you live outside of California, please inquire about coaching with me.
My therapeutic specializations include:
Neurofeedback is brain training to increase self-regulation and resiliency. The brain functions using electrical waves of various sizes and speeds. We have found that certain very slow brain waves help the brain achieve a nice resting state. This helps you handle the difficult challenges of life with much more ease.
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. This technique helps you desensitize to difficult events and traumas that have occurred in your life which often hold you back from feeling calm and even-keeled. I can also add the Flash Technique, which eases the processing of painful memories.
Anxiety stems from various worries and fears that are sometimes developed in childhood. This results in hypervigilance, busy or racing thoughts and/or body sensations such as muscle clenching, stomach aches, headaches and a feeling of dread.
Trauma & Trauma Recovery helps you heal from deeply distressing or disturbing experiences. Painful experiences can be perceived as life-threatening, scary, and overwhelming. This can alter your sense of safety in the world and has long-term effects on your nervous system.
Depression causes low or sad moods, tearfulness, sleeping and/or eating too little or too much, and a feeling of emotional numbness. You might experience a profound sadness that goes beyond the normal “bad day” or even “bad week”.
Cancer causes both physical and mental stress. Your doctor’s attention is focused on making sure you get the best conventional medicine has to offer, so they don’t have time to help you address your health & wellness needs outside of the treatment protocol. I can coach you to help your emotional distress, as well as to educate you on other modalities and information that might be helpful.
To read more about my various services and approaches, please click the links above for more specific details. When you’re ready to talk to see about working together, please call me at 310-314-6933 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.