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I am a trauma-informed therapist who works with people who are struggling with relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, overwhelm and burnout. I specialize in supporting people who work in helping professions and creative fields.
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.
I assist people in contacting and exploring the ways they relate to themselves and the world around them. It can feel risky to do things differently, but I believe that in a safe, trusted environment one can connect with the confidence to explore, practice and engage the world in new and profound ways.
I utilize a psychodynamic framework, helping clients uncover unconscious feelings, thoughts, beliefs and behaviors. Additionally, I pull from the Internal Family Systems Model, Trauma Resiliency Model and NeuroAffective Relational Model helping 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 believe in therapy and the healing that can come from sharing your experiences 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.
Experience & Trainings-
-I am a Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker (#87480) under the Supervision of Allison Carter, LCSW (#75499).
Learn more here: Carter Psychotherapy Collective
-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 two trained
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