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Services Provided

I provide individual, couples and family counseling.

My treatment specializations includes:

Anxiety Treatment​
 
If you suffer from debilitating panic attacks, persistent worry, fears or phobias, or generalized anxiety, help is available. I provide anxiety treatment services in a caring and professional environment. Many people feel anxious from time to time. But when feelings of anxiety occur regularly and begin to interfere with your job, relationships, or other aspects of your daily life, it’s time to pursue professional anxiety treatment. I work to help peolple to better understand and manage the physical and psychological effects of anxiety disorders. Through personalized treatment, I seek to examine the causes of your anxiety, analyze the emotions associated with it, and reveal how you can change the resulting negative thoughts and behaviors. My goal is to help you experience freedom from the debilitating effects of anxiety disorders and improve your quality of life. Don’t let anxiety stand in the way of pursuing your goals.
 
Clip art of depression textDepression Therapy 
 
When you're searching for  a depression therapist in Duarte for a therapist that's right for you, you want to find a practitioner who's highly experienced and will respond quickly to your questions and concerns. I have many years of experience in providing comprehensive clinical psychology services to members of the local community. I offer a wide range of services, and your satisfaction and well-being are our very top priorities. When you choose me, you're working with a psychologist who understands the debilitating effects depression and anxiety can have on your life. I can help you learn strategies and coping mechanisms that may help you deal with depression, anxiety, and related psychological issues more effectively. Why risk compromising your quality of life by continuing to struggle with these difficult emotional states on your own?
 

Counseling with the LGBTQI Community

Two men smiling and huggingMany people struggle with issues relating to gender and sexuality. No matter how old you are or what stage you're at in your life, if you’re experiencing confusing or troubling emotions as the result of a gender issue, I want to help. I offer compassionate therapy for a wide range of patients in Duarte, CA. I recognize that addressing and coping with gender issues can be difficult for you and your loved ones. When you come to me for therapy, I'll take the time to understand you as an individual and offer you the dedicated care you deserve. I am committed to offering therapy services in a warm, welcoming atmosphere; and I go out of our way to make scheduling your sessions easy and stress-free. If you're struggling with gender issues, don't suffer alone.

 
 
Coaching signManaging Anger
 
Everybody gets angry. Anger is a human emotion which can serve both positive and negative ends which, in itself, is neutral. In fact, anger is not unique to humans; in many instances, it can be found in animals demonstrating that anger seems to be a common experience for other animals as well. Frustration, fear, feeling threatened or treated unfairly can trigger an angry outburst in any animal. Anger is a normal human emotion. It can be an appropriate response to injustice, unfairness or discrimination. However, what we need to achieve is a way of expressing anger that is reasonable, measured and proportionateCognitive behavioral therapy provides one of many possible answers to managing anger. Feelings are often created by our thoughts and examining our thought processes to see if they are reasonable and rational can help us with emotional regulation and rather than feeling our way into behavior we need to behave our way into feeling.
 

Religious Trauma

PTSD cloud text bubbleMany people find religious faith a source of comfort and consolation, providing structure and celebration of their spiritual journey and part-and-parcel of the religious experience is belonging to a specific faith community. There is something very fundamental about being human that seeks community membership. Religious communities are normally the vehicle for their spiritual message. Like most things in human experience, communities of faith can be both a blessing and a curse. The needs that they meet can have very real psychological benefits for the individual; a sense of belonging, pastoral care, opportunities for service and the communal celebration of life events are among its blessings. However, the sense of tribalism that can set in can manifest itself in less than healthy ways; self-righteousness and “holier-than-thou” attitudes, intolerance of difference, judgmental attitudes and punitive behaviors designed to control adherents and enforce conformity. Any community, even those that start with good intentions, can become toxic. If you suffer from guilt, shame, fearfulness or feel stressed becuase of issues related to religion or spirituality, you are not aline. Call me for details!

 

I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression and grief counseling to parenting support, couples counseling and beyond.  In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my patients individual needs to help attain the personal growth they’re striving for.