Psychotherapy & Counseling Services

Mission Statement

My goal is to support the transition and transformation of the individual in the process of becoming the best version of the self that one can be.

 

There is no quick fix or easy answer to our problems. The solutions are found within you if you are willing to do the work to be the best version of yourself that you can be. Therapy allows you to have a safe place to process issues that can cause discomfort, become distressing, and disrupt your life. Some issues might be overwhelming and too difficult to confront alone. Therapy allows you to take your time and discuss things when you are ready at your own pace. Therapy can help provide you the support to process uncomfortable feelings and thoughts in a safe and compassionate environment. The goal of therapy is focused on promoting your inner well-being.

I offer counseling services for individuals, couples, and families. I am client-centered in my approach. Each person and situation is different, and I value people's experiences and strengths. I like to build on what is working and evaluate what is not working. We often develop ways of coping with problems that worked for us in the past, except those methods are no longer working in the present, and something needs to shift or change.

Therapy offers a safe place to express one's fears and worries. Change is not easy, and it can be stressful if we do not have the tools to manage the emotional turmoil it can bring. Even the most subtle change can bring about a significant result. Therapy offers a safe place to process feelings and explore ways to challenge ourselves and grow.

Therapeutic Approach

Counseling is client-centered and respectful of cultural differences. Therapy is conducted from a systems-based perspective. Emphasis is focused on improving communication, recognizing and developing individual capacity, and managing conflict.

When working with families, I like to explore cultural differences within the family and how those differences affect communication. I specialize in bicultural issues that affect families when generations within the same household have different cultural backgrounds and experiences.

Goals Of Therapy

  • To promote the search for and development of inner well-being.
  • To explore and challenge aspects of your life that might need change.
  • To strengthen the ability to cope with and manage life's problems.
  • To increase resiliency and the ability to self-soothe in healthy ways.
  • To build confidence in managing the discomfort that comes from challenging core beliefs.
  • To see beyond self-imposed limits and create a vision for yourself that is uniquely your own.
  • To develop a sense of self that is based on your values.
  • To develop tools and implement strategies that help make it possible to navigate toxic relationships and toxic environments without losing self-efficacy.
  • To establish and achieve personal goals based on your value system.
  • To communicate more effectively and efficiently with others.
  • To learn what healthy boundaries are and how to establish them.
  • To value yourself and find self-acceptance.
  • To live with integrity despite the environment you are in.

Techniques Used in Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Family Systems Approach
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused CBT
  • Mindfulness-Based CBT
  • Psycho-education
  • Psychodynamic Approach
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)