Initial Phone Consultation
Use this consultation to figure out your next step. I offer this as a service because I want to make sure you get the help you want. I can answer any questions about working with me, and what to expect in your first session. (It's also OK if you're not sure what to ask.) I can give referrals if you decide we're not a good fit. I know, that first phone call can be intimidating! I try to make it as easy as possible to get you through the right door. You can set up your consultation time here, or just give me a call at (562) 704-4736.
One-on-one sessions are 50 minutes. During your first few sessions, we will collaborate on mapping your goals for therapy, and decide together on how you will know if you're making progress. I am a believer in solution-focused therapy. As long as we both put in the work, you should start to see some changes pretty quickly. You set the pace for your progress, and I will make sure to guide you along the way.
Couples sessions are 75 minutes. Sessions can be a great way to work through your communication patterns with a neutral person in the room. It's not about "who's right and who's wrong," but about truly understanding yourself and each other, so that you don't continue to repeat the same disagreements. I welcome couples of all identities and orientations.
Areas of focus
Self-esteem and feeling comfortable in your own skin
Codependency, healthy boundaries and assertiveness
Identity development and coming out
Intimate partner abuse and anger management
Processing grief, loss and major life changes
Recovering from trauma
Family dynamics and becoming your own person
Career counseling and finding meaningful purpose