How I conceptualize the presenting problem.
I use the core ideas of Adlerian Therapy to conceptualize my client's presenting problems. Adlerian therapy is a short-term, goal-oriented, and positive psychodynamic theory based on the theories of Alfred Adler—a one-time colleague of Sigmund Freud. Adler focused much of his research on feelings of inferiority versus superiority, discouragement, and a sense of belonging in the context of one’s community and society at large. According to Adler, feelings of inferiority can result in neurotic behavior but, in the right setting, can also be used as motivation to strive for greater success. Adlerian therapy focuses on the development of individual personality while understanding and accepting the interconnectedness of all humans.
Techniques I use to treat the presenting problems.
"When you first become aware of something, there is a fleeting instant of pure awareness just before you conceptualize the thing, before you identify it. That is a state of awareness..... That flowing, soft-focused moment of pure awareness is mindfulness."
— from Mindfulness in Plain English, by Bhante H. Gunaratana
I am a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapist. I use a variety of evidence based techniques to help the client process their problems and develop new, healthy, and sustainable ways of managing their symptoms. Understanding an issue is multifascited; I use a Holistic approach. This means that I address the whole person, including their physical, mental, and emotional health, while taking social factors into consideration.
Treatment plans are very client specific however, you can expect some of the following techniques in treatment.
- Family Systems
- Progressive Muscle Relaxation
- Art Therapy
- Garden Therapy
- Yoga Therapy
- Bach Flower Remedies
Who I Work With
From babies to older adults, my training and experience has prepared me to work with individuals and couples across the lifespan. My experience includes but is not limited to the following issues:
- Asperger's Syndrome
- Borderline Personality
- Domestic Abuse
- Family Conflict
- Suicide Ideation
- Weight loss
Individual Session: $110
Couples Session: $120
TeleTherapy Session : $110
We currently accept Health Plan of San Joaquin (Medical-Cal) We are looking to apply for other insurance panels and are accepting recommendations.
If you're interested in therapy or joining a therapeutic yoga class, lets get in touch. I offer a free 15 minute consultation to answer any preliminary questions and see if we are a goof fit.