Do you feel stuck in a particular situation or relationship? Are you feeling lost or frustrated with where your life is or headed toward? Are you tired of the inner critic inside your head, always putting you down and holding you back from realizing your potential?
The good news? Counseling can help.
People seek counseling for a variety of life issues – from feeling depressed or anxious to needing new tools to manage stress or difficult emotions. For some, counseling is a healing process for challenging transitions in life, such as a divorce or loss of a loved one. And for others, they come to individual counseling to learn more about
themselves and the patterns of behaviors that they seem to repeat over and over in their lives that are counter-productive, frustrating, and destructive at times. Through counseling, they will learn that those problematic patterns of behaviors are nothing more than a series of habits that have formed over a period of time, shaped by childhood or past experiences, and sometimes, they seem unbreakable. But from both professional and personal experiences, everyone is capable of transforming mired habitual patterns into new ones with facilitated guidance, practice, and support.
Many people think and believe that if they just wait long enough and ignore the difficult and negative feelings that they're experiencing, then they'll just go away after some time. The truth is, those feelings won't simply disappear if go unacknowledged. In fact, most of the time, those feelings will fester deep within you and become toxic to your overall health, if left untreated. You may begin to notice yourself feeling more irritable, angry, sad, or in a constant state of discontentment than before. Please give yourself the gift of self-care and see how counseling may help you feel better and more confident about yourself and the life you have.
Here are some clinical areas that I focus on:
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) for Anxiety & Trauma
Minority Mental Health
If you are ready to see how individual counseling can help you start living the life you are meant to live, then I am ready to help.
5266 Hollister Ave | Suite 327 | Santa Barbara | CA 93111