Currently offering Teletherapy services in CA due to COVID-19 restrictions
Discover a path towards inner healing through mindfulness based psychotherapy.
Process traumatic experiences by utilizing the body's innate ability to heal.
Work towards understanding yourself and your partner at a deeper level.
I believe psychotherapy is a conscious and supportive relationship of inner healing and empowerment. People come to therapy for many different reasons, such as anxiety, trauma, and life dissatisfaction, and I feel that through a collaborative, conscious, and compassionate approach towards your struggles we can collectively discover new perspectives to approaching life.
Through a body-based approach, I primarily use mindfulness, or conscious awareness, to explore your current experience. This exploration may show up as tension or sensations in the body, or even a particular posture or movement. By mindfully exploring your current experience with curiosity and compassion, we can potentially discover a new perspective and experience on the situation.
Through exploration and discovery of unconscious limiting beliefs, mindful body-oriented psychotherapy can open up the possibility of having new perspectives and new ways of being in the world.
Brainspotting is an innovative method of processing traumatic experiences.
Originated by Dr. David Grand, Brainspotting was developed as an adaptation to the method of EMDR, another method of trauma processing. Essentially, Brainspotting assists in the processing of trauma by discovering a “spot” in the client’s visual field that corresponds to a traumatic memory which is embedded in the reptilian part of the brain. By allowing the client to focus on the spot and their body experience, one can begin allow the body’s natural process of healing trauma to occur.
For more information on Brainspotting, please visit:
Mindfulness-based Experiental Couples therapy is an opportunity to understand yourself and your partner at a deeper level.
Relationship is where we get to deepen our experience of what it is to be human. To be seen, appreciated, and loved are some of the wonderful aspects of being in relationship.
Relationships can also be where our deepest wounds can hit us right in the face. One comment or look from our partner can trigger a cascade of thoughts and feelings, and we begin to wonder, “what did we see in this person?”. We can think our partner is the worst person ever and we can even begin to question the relationship.
When we are in conflict with a loved one, our earliest survival strategies will come out. We feel that our partner no longer cares about us, is cheating on us, and only cares about themselves.
By bringing mindfulness to conflict in your relationship, we can discover what our survival strategies are, what these strategies are ultimately needing, and with some creativity, compassion, and conscious awareness, how both of you can find a “win - win”.
What can Mindfulness based couples therapy look like?
-learning how to become more aware of your inner experience via sensations, emotions, thoughts, beliefs and memories.
-learning how to communicate in a manner which honors your emotions and your needs.
-understanding your relationship patterns and how you both can trigger each other.
-discovering a “Win-win” alternative to your old survival strategies
Here are some resources I recommend:
These sessions are over a virtual platform or over the phone.
$170 per 50 minute session
$170 per 60 minute session
For lower fee options, please refer to this list of sliding scale clinics.
Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #121206
Supervised by Cambria Lowe, MFT Lic # 40880
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