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Life can be better…

Life can be better…

I’m a trauma and PTSD therapist with over 40 years of experience helping people like you transform hopelessness into happiness and hope…

I know you’re struggling.

Depression, anxiety and chronic relationship problems are constant companions that you suffer from nearly every day.

Sad woman staring out windowYou may worry that your life will never improve.

You have tried and tried to turn your life around, but nothing has helped – or at least not nearly enough.

The pain and turmoil continue, regardless of what you do.

You feel trapped.

AND yet, you long for relief from your suffering.

The good news is that therapy can give you the relief that you’ve hoped for…

Problems that therapy can help with

Problems that therapy can help with:

  • Depression, lack of motivation and enjoyment in life
  • Feelings of unworthiness and shame
  • Difficulty with intimacy and sexual relationships
  • Irritability, anger or rage that isn’t rational
  • A sense of numbness and disconnection from people
  • Anxiety or endless worrying
  • Chronic illness or pain that is related to stressful events
  • Symptoms of trauma and PTSD:
    • Intrusive memories, flashbacks or nightmares
    • Fear or distress when in places, or with people that remind you of disturbing events from your past
    • Panic attacks where your heart races and you feel like you can’t breathe
    • Jumpy, you feel like you’re often on guard, waiting for something “bad” to happen

Root Causes of Severe and Painful Problems

Root Causes of Severe and Painful Problems

The above problems can be caused by any number of traumatic events or series of disturbing events that may have occurred in your childhood or adult life.

In childhood you might have experienced childhood neglect, abandonment, or physical or sexual abuse.

Your struggles may also be due to distressing events that occurred in adulthood, such as being the victim of a crime (e.g., physical or sexual assault), war trauma, a natural disaster, or a serious accident.

Therapy can help decrease or eliminate the symptoms that are troubling you.

It may be hard to believe right now, but your life can be better.

You don’t have to struggle any longer.

Benefits of Therapy with Me

Happy woman sitting in fieldBenefits of Therapy with Me

  • Feel calmer, more relaxed and sleep peacefully
  • Increased sense of self-worth and self-confidence
  • More rewarding and harmonious relationships
  • A reduction or elimination of PTSD symptoms
  • Enhanced energy and motivation
  • More enjoyment in your life

Why Work with Me as Your Trauma Therapist?

Why Work with Me as Your Trauma Therapist?

I’m one of the few therapists in Southern California (LCSW14689) with over 40 years of experience helping people heal severe emotional and psychological problems that they’ve not been able to overcome.

To the best of my knowledge, I’m the only therapist in the Santa Clarita Valley who has the extensive amount of training and experience in trauma and PTSD recovery that I have.

I am a Certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapist who has been using this powerful therapy since 2003.

EMDR is backed by research showing that it is highly effective at resolving the most severe and deeply-rooted problems.

I also utilize two approaches called the Community Resiliency Model® (CRM) and Trauma Resiliency Model® (TRM). They’re skills-based biological approaches that help individuals and communities bring their mind and body back into balance after a traumatic event. Moreover, I teach both CRM and TRM to other therapists, service providers, and community leaders.

As an EMDR Approved Consultant and a TRM Consultant I also provide consultations to therapists who use these treatment approaches with their clients.

Woman walking with butterflies

I understand the helplessness and hopelessness you feel.

I understand the helplessness and hopelessness you feel.

I’m a compassionate and caring therapist who would be honored to help you move from stress and struggle to a more peaceful, fulfilling and rewarding life.

Imagine feeling calmer, more relaxed, and more in control of your life.

Imagine having closer and more meaningful relationships.

Imagine achieving the life goals you only dreamed about in the past.

Yes, it is possible to have all this and more…

Contact me

Contact me for a no-charge, 15-20 minute phone consultation.

We’ll discuss how I can help you feel better, allowing you to move through life with more ease and joy.

If we decide we’re a good fit to work together, you can book a therapy appointment in my Valencia office in the Santa Clarita Valley, via video conference or by telephone.