Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
M.A. Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy
Supervisor: Silvana Espinoza Lau, LMFT and Ariana Lloyd, LCSW
I provide couples and relationship therapy to help people make powerful shifts in the ways they respond and react in their relationships.
Provides free initial consultation
Practicing Since: 2020
I specialize in treating complex trauma (also known as interpersonal trauma). My clients are Highly Sensitive People (HSPs/empaths), sexual trauma survivors, parents, people healing from body shame & eating disorders, religious trauma survivors, children of parents with personality disorders, and people managing depression, grief, anger, anxiety, or loneliness. My clients seek to befriend themselves, their inner world, their bodies, their creativity, and their power.
I incorporate attachment work into every session and it is a grounding theory of my style and approach to providing therapy. Therapy is most effective when a therapuetic relationship forms between the therapist and the client. Attachment theory guides me in how I help build that relationship with my clients. In couples therapy, I will help you understand how your attachment style and patterns interacts with your partner's attachment style and patterns.
IFS is a nonjudgemental approach to diving deep into your patterns. With IFS we can get to know the unconscious or subconscious parts of your self, and learn what they need to heal. I use IFS with individuals and with couples.
Many people find that talk therapy often isn't enough. I use somatic therapy to help people ground into their body's wisdom. Somatic therapy is a great support when processing trauma or difficult emotions and helps regulate the nervous system. My approach with somatic therapy is trauma informed. I know that somatic therapy can often be triggering rather than grounding. I will work with you to use somatic therapy in a way that feels safe and supportive.
Sometimes when we're stressed, tired, spread too thin, or triggered we can struggle to connect emotionally with our partners. I use Emotionally Focused Therapy to help couples reconnect, both with themselves and with each other.
I'm passionate about helping couples navigate the complexity of relationships. I draw from two models of couple and relationship therapy based in attachment theory called Intimacy From the Inside Out and Emotionally Focused Therapy. I use these models to help couples learn to communicate skillfully (especially about emotional needs), negotiate conflicting needs, become less reactive and more receptive, make repairs, and choose new behaviors that are more aligned with your personal integrity.
I specialize in helping people understand the ways trauma impacts their lives, their relationships, and their emotional and behavioral symptoms or experiences. Using somatic therapy, mindfulness, nueroscience, and psychoeducation, I facilitate an integration of traumatic life experiences so you can regain safety, personal power, agency, and self trust.
I specialize in couple and relationship therapy for people living with trauma. Relationships can wound but they can also be tremendous healing agents. I will help you learn how to relate to your own or your partner’s trauma and how it shows up in the relationship in new ways that foster connection, intimacy, security, and mastery. We will work together to communicate skillfully, negotiate conflicting needs, become less reactive and more receptive, make repairs, and choose new behaviors together.
I help people explore the nature of their depression and gain insight on a deeper level using psychodynamic therapy and attachment theory.
Survivors need a supportive, compassionate place to heal. I use a feminist, emotion focused, and somatic approach to help people in their healing journey. I work with survivors of all forms of sexual violence, and have specialized knowledge in helping survivors of intimate partner sexual violence (IPSV) which is a common yet underrepresented form of domestic and sexual violence. I am happy to support you in individual therapy or in couples therapy.
I believe that spirituality can greatly support a person’s wellbeing. I also recognize that spirituality can involve stress, trauma, and oppression. In my personal life, I engage in a secular practice of spirituality informed by my connection to the natural world, my emotions, intuition and insight, as well as a commitment toward personal growth and integrity in all aspects of life. I am happy to support your spirituality in our work together.
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