EDUCATION

Phillips Graduate Institute  |  Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy

University of California, Irvine  |  B.A. in Psychology & Social Behavior  |  Minor in Management

 

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

A New Journey Eating Disorder Center  |  Adolescent & Adult Eating Disorder Treatment

Twin Town Treatment Center  |  Group therapy for substance abuse

Southern California Counseling Center  |  Individual, Couples & Family work

Phillips Graduate Institute Counseling Center  |  Individual, Couples & Family work

 

MODALITIES

EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing  | EMDR is an integrative psychotherapy approach that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences (Ex. big trauma, little trauma, verbal abuse, etc.). Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health.  If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering.  Once the block is removed, healing resumes.  Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes.  

TRM: Trauma Resiliency Model  |  TRM is a mind-body approach and focuses on the biological basis of trauma and the automatic, defensive ways that the human body responds when faced with perceived threats to self and others. TRM explores the concept of resiliency and how to restore balance to the body and the mind after traumatic experiences. TRM has been designed as both a trauma reprocessing treatment model as well as a self-care model. The nervous system is re-set or rebalanced through a skills-based approach that can be learned and practiced independently.   The skills help develop a sense of personal mastery and self-management over intense physical and emotional states.  Survivors often report a renewed sense of hope as the activities of daily living become easier to manage as skills are incorporated into life as a wellness practice. 

CRM: Community Resiliency Model  | CRM is a mind-body approach and focuses on the biological basis of trauma and the automatic, defensive ways that the human body responds when faced with perceived threats to self and others. CRM explores the concept of resiliency and how to restore balance to the body and the mind after traumatic experiences.