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Hi there,

I am so glad you found me! I love working with children of all ages helping them and their parents cope with anxiety, behavior issues, depression, trauma, LGBTQIA+, ADHD, bulling, self-esteem, addiction and parent addiction, parent separation and divorce. My clients usually call me their Emotions Teacher. ūüôā ¬†I am multiculturally competent and LGBTQIA+ affirming.

With children building trust and rapport is very important when reaching therapeutic goals.  Im order for them to open up they need to feel safe and heard. I use play therapy, mindfulness training, art therapy and talk therapy with children of all ages.

Children typical express their emotions through play, while teenagers start to verbalize their emotions. Sometimes this can be confusing to parents when they wonder why their pre-school and school-aged children won’t “talk” to them. ¬†With this age parents usually want to know after session, “So what did they say” and are surprised when I say, “we played,” not knowing that what children “do” is most important the therapy room.

Teens mostly want a space to talk, they want to be heard and validated. I used art therapy, Mindfulness,  Narrative Therapy, Tapping EFT, and EMDR with this age group.

I am trained in Young and Healthy Pasadena, CA Mindfulness Program. I am also a certified Yoga Teacher Teacher. I am trained in EMDR therapy. www.emdria.org

I work at Anchor Children and Family Therapy in Pasadena, CA and am supervised by Dr. Melissa Springstead, LMFT #47133 http://www.anchorcounselingpasadena.com/

My rate it $150 a 50 minute session. I can provide a superbill for PPO insurance.  *limited sliding scale available  Complementary 20 min phone consultations available.

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