Through my education at UCLA, research outcomes forms the clinical backbone of my practice, which is why I have an eclectic approach to helping.This simply means I don't strictly adhere to one way of working. Each person’s struggle is different and so I utilize a range of approaches, including psychoanalytic, cognitive & dialectic behavioral, existential, feminist, and relational therapies, as well as mindfulness and EMDR. The reason for this is not fanciful; it's practical.
For instance, we know that cognitive behavioral therapy can show effectiveness in treating depression, anxiety, anger and trauma with standardized protocols; dialectic behavioral therapy is indicated for maintaining emotional regulation, and treating self-harm and suicidal ideation; mindfulness shows efficacy for stress reduction and anxiety as well as substance abuse; and EMDR shows evidence that it works for PTSD, trauma related disorders, depression, and anxiety and shows some evidence of efficacy with addiction treatment. That's the science: some forms of therapy show more efficacy than others for particular symptoms.
There are other important factors that contribute to your healing:
Working Effectively With You:
Building an alliance with you
The alliance is not only the treatment goals and rationales for the treatment approach, but also the bond between client and therapist. We work to foster this alliance with you.
Demonstrating empathy and care for you
You should feel that your therapist holds you with unconditional positive regard.
Fostering a healing environment so that you feel safe and supported
Care and attention to tone, sensitivity to space, and how you feel in the office are paramount to a environment which promotes healing.