West Los Angeles
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist is the states of California, Florida and New York. Additionally, I am a Certified EMDR therapist and a Consultant in training, providing consultation to therapists who want to become certified in EMDR.
I am aware of the complex impact of trauma (any perceived trauma, no matter how big or small) on an individual, and my approach integrates this knowledge into every aspect of treatment. While I give clients coping skills using a variety of therapeutic modalities, the goal is always to get to the core of the problem. In my years of clinical work with a variety of people who were struggling with different diagnoses and life stressors, one thing is common amongst all of them- they all have trauma in their past, some the moment they were born.
My wish for my clients is to heal them and improve their lives. People don’t want band-aids, they want to heal and be who they were always meant to be. So my trauma-informed approach in therapy attends to the underlying trauma from any cause. This can apply to anyone. It’s not just for people with severe traumas such as surviving wars, sexual abuse, assaults, and natural disasters. It applies to others with attachment wounds, emotional distress, depression and anxiety, creative blocks, feeling stuck in their life, overcoming heartbreak, negative relationship patters, or any other kind of hurt.
My therapeutic style is warm and supportive. I know how difficult it is to take the first step. We will work at your own pace, and you will feel supported throughout the process. Your comfort level in therapy is very important to me. No matter what you’ve gone through and what distressing symptoms you have currently, healing is very much possible.
Years in Practice: 13
- EMDR Certified
Approving / Certifying Organization: EMDRIA
- Panic/Anxiety Disorders
- Sexual/Physical/Emotional Abuse
- Sexuality/Relationship Issues
Date completed basic EMDR training: 2019
Trainer: Laurel Parnell