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Services & Specialties

My therapeutic philosophy combines brain-based & trauma informed techniques with a personalized, holistic approach that acknowledges the mind, body, and spirit. I specialize in trauma-informed care, drawing upon modalities like Brainspotting, mindfulness, and somatic experiencing to address and heal the intricate layers of trauma.

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Brainspotting is a cutting-edge therapeutic approach that delves into the connection between the brain, body, and one's lived experiences. Developed by Dr. David Grand, it offers a unique method for processing and releasing deep-seated trauma, anxiety, and other distressing emotions stored within the brain. This innovative technique identifies "brainspots," specific eye positions linked to the neural mechanisms of trauma and stress. By focusing attention on these spots, therapists can access and process unresolved issues, facilitating the brain's natural ability to heal itself. Brainspotting provides a safe and effective way to access the subconscious and unlock profound healing, leading to remarkable transformations and relief for individuals seeking to overcome emotional hurdles and regain mental well-being.

Imagine a compass guiding you through the uncharted territories of your mind, illuminating hidden corners where unresolved trauma resides. Brainspotting, a revolutionary therapeutic technique, acts as this compass, navigating the intricate landscapes of the brain and body. Unlike traditional talk therapy, it taps into the visual field, where specific eye positions, known as "brainspots," unlock access to the neural pathways linked with trauma and distress. By harnessing the power of these visual focal points, therapists delve into the subconscious, facilitating profound healing and transformation. Brainspotting serves as a bridge between the conscious and unconscious mind, allowing individuals to reprocess traumatic experiences on a deeper, visceral level. It's an innovative approach that honors the body's innate wisdom, unlocking the reservoirs of resilience and initiating a journey toward inner harmony and emotional liberation

Grief & Bereavement

Grief therapy offers a compassionate space for individuals navigating the complex emotions associated with loss. Whether it's the passing of a loved one, the end of a relationship, or another significant life change, grief therapy provides support and guidance through the grieving process. Through this specialized form of therapy, individuals explore their emotions, learn coping strategies, and gradually find ways to adapt to life without their loved one. The goal isn't to erase the pain but to help individuals navigate their grief, fostering healing and adjustment while honoring the memory of what's been lost. Grief therapy offers a supportive environment where individuals can find solace, process their emotions, and eventually integrate their loss into their lives, moving forward with renewed hope and resilience.

Somatic Approach

The body plays a crucial role in trauma therapy because trauma is not solely a psychological experience; it deeply impacts the entire body. When a person experiences trauma, whether it's a single distressing event or prolonged exposure to stress, the body's stress response systems activate. This can result in physical sensations, increased heart rate, muscle tension, shallow breathing, and other bodily reactions.
Trauma can become stored in the body, leading to chronic tension, hypervigilance, and a heightened sense of fear or anxiety. Addressing trauma solely through talk therapy might not be sufficient because the body retains the memory and physical sensations associated with the traumatic experience.

In trauma therapy, focusing on the body becomes essential to healing. Approaches like Brainspotting, somatic experiencing, yoga, mindfulness, and other body-centered techniques help individuals reconnect with bodily sensations and learn to regulate their physical responses to stress. These methods aim to release stored tension and help process unresolved trauma by integrating the mind and body, facilitating a more holistic and comprehensive healing process. By acknowledging and addressing the body's role in trauma, therapy becomes more effective in promoting healing and restoring a sense of safety and well-being for individuals affected by traumatic experiences

Anxiety & Depression

Anxiety and depression often coexist, influencing and exacerbating each other's symptoms. Therapy offers a supportive environment to untangle these complexities, providing strategies to manage both conditions simultaneously. Through tailored interventions, therapy helps break the cycle, offering coping skills and insights to alleviate symptoms, fostering a path towards improved mental well-being
Therapy for anxiety and anxiety disorders provides effective tools and guidance to navigate overwhelming feelings. Discover coping mechanisms, gain insights into triggers, and cultivate resilience in a supportive environment. Take proactive steps towards managing anxiety and regaining control over your life through targeted therapeutic approaches

Therapy offers vital support and strategies for managing depression, providing a safe space to explore emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. It equips individuals with coping mechanisms, fosters self-awareness, and helps build resilience, offering hope and empowerment in the journey towards mental health recovery


Trauma therapy is essential for individuals who have experienced traumatic events. It provides a structured, safe environment to address and heal from the psychological effects of trauma. Necessity arises from the fact that traumatic experiences can deeply impact a person's mental, emotional, and physical well-being, often leading to symptoms such as anxiety, depression, PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), flashbacks, nightmares, and difficulty functioning in daily life.

Moreover, untreated trauma can significantly impair relationships, work, and overall quality of life. Thus, trauma therapy becomes necessary to reduce the long-term impact of trauma, alleviate distressing symptoms, restore a sense of safety, and promote emotional resilience, facilitating individuals to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives.

Trauma therapy helps individuals navigate these symptoms by providing specialized techniques and strategies to process and integrate the traumatic experience. Through various therapeutic approaches like Brainspotting and somatic experiencing, among others, individuals can gradually confront and make sense of their trauma in a supportive, non-judgmental setting.


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Office visits available in Sacramento, CA. 


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