Our practice reflects the cultural diversity of Los Angeles and the South Bay. Our clients represent a variety of nationalities, cultures, religions, professional and vocational backgrounds.
We believes that each treatment should be as unique as the individual receiving it. Therefore, the the type of treatment we implement is determined by the appropriateness of the technique to your needs. We integrate cognitive behavioral techniques, psychodynamic strategies, EDMR Therapy, or combination of these.
CBT allows us to address your most immediate issues by developing skills to help you gain control and relief as soon as possible.
Psychodynamic methods allows us to address the thoughts and feelings that are at the root of the problem. Very often these thoughts and feelings are rooted in your early life experiences and continue to influence your life today. Working through and resolving these early-life issues is critical to helping you improve your functioning in every area of your life.
When you have experienced a single or cumulative traumatic event, it could lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy that goes beyond talk therapy and helps you to access the painful memories and trauma held in the body. EMDR has been practiced in the U.S. and around the world for the past 25 years and is grounded in neuroscience. The goal of EMDR is to help you identify the issues that are causing you painful and overwhelming distress and assist you in feeling more grounded, regulated and able to live with greater ease and comfort amongst yourself and with others.
Anxiety and depression can seem like two sides of the same coin. Both can make you feel incapable of dealing with your life and hopeless that you will be able to reclaim it. It is this incapacitating nature that can shrink your world and leave you overwhelmed. To make matters more confusing it is common to experience anxious-depression—both anxiety and depression simultaneously.
Bipolar Spectrum Disorder is primarily characterized by extreme and often unpredictable fluctuations in mood. The mood swings and associated behaviors such as disinhibited behavior, aggression and severe depression, have a significant impact on day-to-day life, careers and relationships. Bipolar disorder has the highest suicide rate of all psychiatric disorders. Approximately 6 million Americans suffer from bipolar disorder.
If you are easily frustrated, quick to anger, or your anger tends to cause difficulties in your relationships or at work then this program can help you manage your anger. My anger management treatment combines CBT and psychodynamic methods that help you first get your anger in control and then help you understand the source of your anger.
Trauma can result from a significant event or from the accumulation of smaller events. If you have been a victim of violence or emotional abuse, witnessed a violent act, or lived under the threat of violence chances, you can heal over time.
The brain is a social organ and we are relational creatures. Very often the primary factor in seeking mental health care is the negative impact our problems have on our relationships. When we struggle with emotional and cognitive issues it can become difficult to maintain or form new relationships. These relationships can be romantic, family, social and professional. Too often this can leave you feeling misunderstood, alone and unloved.