Individual psychotherapy treatment sessions are private one-on-one sessions where you can feel safe to share your struggles without negative judgment.
Using my warm and compassionate approach, I create a safe space for my clients to be vulnerable and talk about all the things they've struggled to work through in personal relationships.
In our work together, you will increase your emotional intelligence, and transform the way you approach personal growth, relationships, and career so that you can finally lead a life that you are confident and excited about.
More specifically, these are some ways my clients have benefited from working with me:
Improved Stress Management
Acceptance / Letting Go of Need for Control
Get Over a Difficult Breakup / Leave an Unhappy Relationship
Find the Right Partner for Yourself
Improve Existing Relationship / Deepen Intimacy
Increase Self-Confidence / Self-Trust
Healthy Boundaries / Effective Communication / Assertiveness
Solidify Personal Identity
Manage Emotions vs Avoiding Them
Make Better Decisions for Yourself
Deep Understanding of Yourself and Effects of Childhood Experiences
During your psychotherapy sessions, you can expect to receive my undivided attention, objective view of your struggles, and genuine will to help. We will work collaboratively to articulate your struggles, and develop realistic goals to resolve them.
My goal is to help you develop the confidence to do life.
ASSESSMENTS AND EVALUATIONS
A psychological evaluation is a process of gathering information about an individual via one-on-one interview, assessment tools/tests, and collateral interviews in order to form an opinion about the individual's functioning. Such assessments are usually requested by attorneys, employers, or other legal entities in order to make some informed decision about the individual, and not for personal information.
If you're seeking a psychological evaluation, please contact me to schedule an appointment to discuss your needs.
BUILD HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS
COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY AND ASSERTIVELY
GAIN CONTROL OVER YOUR LIFE
Struggling in your relationship with your children and/or teenagers?
Positive Parenting Program (a.k.a. Triple P) may be perfect for you.
Triple P is a short-term, skills-based treatment that I provide to parent(s) struggling in their relationship(s) with their children and/or teenagers.
Treatment duration can last anywhere from 12-15 sessions depending on parents' perceived progress.
In this program, you can expect to learn about yourself and your child by understanding the reasons behind your relationship dynamics. The outcome of this treatment is for you to gain effective skills at managing your child's misbehavior in non-destructive ways, and to promote a healthier and more positive relationship with your child. This program is not an easy one, but I live by it! Many of my individual clients also benefit from Triple P strategies that I occasionally incorporate into our individual sessions!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Do you offer free consultations?
A: Yes! I offer 1-hour consultations that are conducted like intake interviews where I will gather important background information, and offer my insights on areas we can explore and work on. If you decide to continue working with me, the session will be charged as a regular session. If you choose not to continue, there is no charge for the session.
Q: How can I schedule an in-person appointment?
A: I'm currently accepting in-person appointments on a very limited basis in Huntington Beach, California. Please contact me for availabilities.
Q: Is there any paperwork I can fill out ahead of the appointment?
A: After you've set up your first session with me, you will receive a link to a personal portal where you will be able to access required paperwork.
Q: Do you take insurance?
A: PPO plans under any insurance carrier can be used for services, and reimbursement is based on plan benefits. Please contact your insurance carrier for details about your benefits. I will gladly provide superbills for services rendered, upon request.
Q: How long are in-person sessions?
A: Individual psychotherapy treatment sessions, which are one-to-one meetings between you and me, last from 50-60 minutes, and are typically once per week. Bi-weekly appointments are also available, and are typically recommended for clients that have already built a good treatment foundation with me.
Q: Can I follow you on Instagram if I'm working with you?
A: Instagram is a forum that is available to the public, so your decision to follow me is entirely based on your own discretion. While some of my social media content may sound similar to topics discussed in our sessions, it's important to understand that IG content is NOT supplementary to your treatment, and the work we do together is unique to your personal experiences. There's a disclaimer on my Instagram page discussing how my IG content should be consumed, please take a moment to read it.
Q: Do you have a waiting list?
A: The decision to start therapy isn't an easy one, and it's easy to lose momentum when therapy needs to be delayed. For that reason, I don't keep a waiting list, and encourage potential clients to try other wonderful therapists. Should you still desire to work with me, feel free to check back every couple of weeks to see if I have any new openings.
NOTE ABOUT EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS
Emotional Support Animal (ESA) letters are sometimes requested by landlords/renters or airlines in order to distinguish individuals with emotional disabilities that can be alleviated with the presence of an animal/pet. ESA documentation is ONLY provided to long-term clients whom I have carefully evaluated, with a determination that an animal/pet indeed alleviates emotional symptoms.
NOTE TO FAMILIES
I do not provide ongoing family therapy, but there are circumstances in which I may suggest or agree to a request for a family session for individual clients. This is determined on a case by case basis.
NOTE TO COUPLES
Many clients request couples' therapy from me, and I typically refer out. This is why: My specialty is in providing individual therapy, and if I care about your wellness journey, then I will leave conducting couples' therapy to somebody that is specially trained to work with couples! (YES, the treatment approach is THAT different!)