I'm an EMDR therapist and work with individuals who are experiencing symptoms of acute stress and PTSD.
The trauma you experienced has changed you and left a mark on your soul. Initially, you believed you could return to the way life was.
It’s in the past and that’s where I’m keeping it.
It worked for a short time, until it all came crashing down.
First came the tightness in your chest.
Then the intrusive memories, nightmares, avoidance, and irritability.
You slowly began to distrust the world.
Worse though, you’ve started to distrust yourself.
The past is always present.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has become your identity. You are no longer able to see the world as you experienced it before the trauma. Now every moment feels dangerous, unpredictable, and threatening. Your world is becoming smaller and smaller and you find yourself pushing your loved ones away.
... and you’ll usually find me barefoot during sessions.
What you focus on expands and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it.
Outside of session you can find me teaching at the local community college or teaching mental health curriculum to first responder agencies.
Life doesn’t have to stay this way though.
It is possible to experience trauma and live a full life.
It is possible to move out of the fear and into hope and happiness.
You deserve to live a meaningful life.
You deserve to feel alive again.
You deserve to reconnect with yourself.
You deserve to be yourself, unapologetically.
Together, we can do the work.
I earned my M.A from University of San Francisco and am currently pursuing my Psy.D. at California Southern University. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California and specialize in PTSD and Generalized Anxiety.
Our work together becomes part of a long-term strategy for wellness, not a short-term fix.
Therapy is a deeply personal journey. It’s an honor that clients make the choice to sit with me and share their stories and vulnerability.
To watch clients turn their fear into faith and move past their trauma into a place of growth, healing, and self-awareness is amazing. It energizes me and the work I do every day.