Professional Counselor Associate
M.A. Professional Counselor Associate
Supervisor: Veronica Valenzuela, LPC (C5585)
The human experience is a wild one. I’ve sought many helpers along my path and am honored to serve others in this way too.
Provides free initial consultation
Practicing Since: 2019
You are ready for change. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be here. You want something different or know something more is possible. Whether related to body, mind, spirit, or relationship struggles, I am honored to support you in your journey. It is my goal to empower each client to strengthen their sense of self, increase their ability to listen to their bodies and emotions, and have access to a plethora of tools as they engage fully with their lives.
The Hakomi Method is at the forefront in the field of mindfulness-based somatic psychotherapy. Hakomi is based in the principles of mindfulness, non-violence, organicity, and change. The root of the work is seated in present moment experience. These experiences illuminate unconscious core material and neural patterns that inform the way we see ourselves and the world. In a loving, gentle, and safe container, I assist clients into a place of self-study and profound transformation.
Somatic Psychotherapy is a body-focused counseling modality that harnesses the profound connection between the brain and body through the nervous system. At times this can include movement or touch, but usually, it is simply a slowing down to listen to the channels of sensations and signals that run through the body. Since modern society favors the intellect, this often means turning down the volume on the mind and strengthening our ability to include input from the body.
My approach to couples counseling is largely influenced by PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy) and NVC (Nonviolent Communication). PACT draws from 3 primary domains: developmental neuroscience, arousal regulation, and attachment theory, and focuses on supporting the couple to securely function. As individuals, even if we have tendencies toward certain attachment styles, PACT encourages couples to operate according to secure functioning principles based on fairness and care.
Attachment Theory rests on the understanding that, as humans, we have a biological need to bond with each other. Experiences with early relationships and caregivers create a blueprint that informs the sense of safety and security you bring to adult relationships. This blueprint can be updated and revised through exploration of the therapeutic relationship, between client and therapist.
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