Compassionate & confidential therapy.
virtual or in-person in Lodi, CA
individual with adult or teen
My specialty is in working with trauma and the ways that trauma presents itself
emotional dysregulation like anxiety, anger & depression
maladaptive coping like addiction or disordered eating
cognitive distortions like ruminating and catastrophizing
I integrate somatic practices into therapy. Basically, feelings are not just experiences that happen in your brain. It's a felt experience and can be used in session. I help my clients to bring the wisdom of their bodies into their conscious mind to be utilized in session.
Polyvagal-informed mind-body therapy.
Talk therapy that includes somatic elements, grounded in the Polyvagal Theory.
I do what we know works - I focus on the therapeutic relationship and I adapt to the needs of my individual clients. That means two things:
I listen, I validate, I don't judge, I expect and assume the best of my clients, make goals with the client and consistently ask for feedback.
I use various techniques based on what the client needs at the current stage of treatment: somatic awareness, in-depth processing, psychoeducation, grounding, looking at thoughts, just being quiet and listening or even calling you out on your stuff when it's needed. I adapt.
Who I can't work with.
Unfortunately, I will not be accepting clients that are homicidal, have psychotic symptoms, or I otherwise do not think I can help through my currently offered hours and availability. I also will not be accepting clients that cannot pay the full fee. I am not equipped for play or art therapy for kids either.
As of this time, I cannot guarantee I can work with you, so please continue to search for an appropriate provider. I wrote this blog article about finding a trauma therapist that may be of use. Use the therapist finder through Psychology Today for more local options.
***New sessions are opening in mid-February during typical work hours.
T, W, Th - 830pm - 50 minutes (virtual only)
Sa - 8, 9, 10 or 11am - 50 minutes
Email me for scheduling - email@example.com
Why the odd hours.
Simply due to the limitations of my own time. I have a career, family and create lots of free content and paid courses. So the odd hours are currently really all I can do. But if you've got the availability, it might be ideal for you too.
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (#99147) in CA, able to work with individuals, families, couples and groups.
Why only CA?
Each state has laws in place of who can provide therapy and to whom. Typically, if you provide therapy from one state, you can't do so over state lines to someone in a different state.
Session rate is at the very top of this page
Payment is done automatically after each session through Stripe, using a credit or debit card on file with simple Practice.
I do not take insurance
I do not do sliding scale payments
I can provide you with a super bill upon request