Trauma is an emotional wound from a person's past that subconsciously interferes with everyday life. I treat trauma in individuals, couples, and families. I see clients of all cultural backgrounds, gender and sexual orientations, and age (6 yrs+). In a one-on-one individual setting, I address trauma to improve self-esteem, productivity, mindfulness, and overall fulfillment. For couples, I treat underlying emotional issues to increase couple intimacy. In a family setting, I help parents understand how underlying trauma can affect their parenting to more strongly connect with their children.

I use EMDR (eye movements desensitization and reprocessing), TF-CBT (trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy), and EFT (emotionally focused therapy to help all my clients heal, overcome their emotional baggage, and find renewed happiness and confidence. I have over ten years of experience treating trauma and I attest to its effectiveness and lasting success. To schedule an appointment, contact me at 949-954-0750. For information on my insurance policy, please visit my fees and insurance page.

You may have trauma if you:

  • overreact/respond to certain situations irrationally

  • feel stuck although you want to move forward

  • suffer from addiction

    • alcohol

    • drugs

    • smoking

    • food

    • gambling

    • sex

    • pornography

    • shopping

    • abusive relationship

    • video games

  • have the following:

    • anxiety

    • depression

    • PTSD

    • body image issues

  • experienced a life-threatening event

    • war

    • rape

    • kidnapping

    • assault

    • natural disasters

  • have experienced a strongly negative event

    • Abuse (physical, emotional, sexual)

    • Relocation

    • Death

    • Job loss

    • Hurtful comments from an authority figure

    • Bullying

    • Failing grades