Anger or Depression After A Tragedy We have been witness to mass shootings and natural disasters this year. California has been shaken, burned, and shot. Whether you were present or watched on news feeds, these tragic events can affect our overall well-being in negative ways. It is normal to feel sad, confused, worried, anger or…

Does EMDR Work? EMDR stands for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, and is a non-traditional psychotherapy approach. This model was created by Francine Shapiro in the 1980s, so it is relatively new (as compared to Sigmund Freud’s creation of psychoanalysis in late 1800s/early 1900s). Over the past 40 years, EMDR has been demonstrated to be…

5 Tips for Holiday Stress The holiday season is upon us, ready or not. No matter which holidays you celebrate, I hope you enjoy it with friends, family, fun, and festivities. All of that merrymaking can bring with it added stress or strain. Keep your season bright by practicing a few self care tips. 1….

Short Term Therapy: Weeks, Not Years I see a range of clients who experience suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, attachment and relationship difficulty, or life changes. I have treated other psychotherapists and worked with mental health community providers who serve on the front lines in their communities. I have treated first responders, medical staff,…

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