Hi there! As a licensed therapist, specializing in anxiety and trauma disorders, and serving the areas of Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, and San Clemente, I welcome the opportunity to connect with you.
I treat a variety of anxiety disorders and trauma-related issues, utilizing the latest evidence-based practices. These include EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, CBT-ACT – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-Acceptance Commitment Therapy, ERP – Exposure Response Prevention, and Solution Focused Therapy.
The anxiety treatment I utilize is an approach that trains the brain to stop setting off the fire alarm, when there is no fire present and to discern between real danger and perceived danger. When my clients follow the treatment steps each time anxiety rears its ugly head, it begins to stop rearing its ugly head. The more willing they are to experience their anxiety in a new way, the faster it disappears.
As a Certified EMDR Therapist, I treat most types of trauma-related disorders. Whether it was caused by a one-time catastrophic event or years of exposure, EMDR can heal the brain in a relatively short period of time. Through EMDR, I help clients process painful life experiences that continue to impact them today and to overcome their damaging effects.
What does working with me look like? I am warm and empathic, creative and enthusiastic, supportive and challenging, fully present and attentive. I am a Christian and am willing to discuss faith-based issues in the treatment session. If you are ready for change and healing, give me a call and we can discuss how I can help.