Over the past 10 years, from the support of my therapist, I have experienced healing through the process of sharing my story and allowing myself to be seen. That is why I do this work- I SO believe in therapy and the healing that can come from sharing your story with another and doing the heroic work of looking inward in order to create lasting change.
I believe that you can move from feelings of overwhelm and worry to a place of calm and safety. You can move from feeling stuck to finding freedom. From feeling alone to connectedness.
I offer a space that is welcoming & kind, where together we work to explore past experiences, current ways of being and consider new ways forward. It can feel risky to do things differently, but I believe that in a safe, trusted relationship you can build the confidence to explore, practice and engage the world in new and profound ways.
I utilize a psychodynamic framework, helping clients uncover unconcious feelings, thoughts, beliefs and behaviors. Additionally, I pull from the Internal Family Systems Model and the Trauma Resiliency Model that help clients explore their internal complexity in a deep and embodied way. I bring mindfulness- based skills and approaches that can help guide you to reconnect with your body and mind, contributing to regulation, insight and healing.
I'm here to help guide you and support you as we work to re-discover and strengthen your ability to trust yourself and to live the life that you desire.
And some other stuff-
-I am a Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker (#87480) under the Supervision of Allison Carter, LCSW (#75499).
Learn more here: https://www.allisoncarterlcsw.com/about-allison
-Graduated from Azusa Pacific University in 2015 with a Masters in Social Work, clinical concentration focused on work with families & children
-Completed 6 month course of Internal Family Systems Model training
-2.5 years training utilizing Psycho-dynamic therapy model
-15 years experience working as a caregiver, offering medical and casework management
-Experience working with teens in residential treatment programs and as a school-based counselor
-Experience developing curriculum and leading groups for teens fostering positive self concept & social skills
-Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) Level one trained