I received my Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. My work the last 6 years has focused on treating individuals with anxiety and other anxiety related disorders.
I have been certified in CBT for anxiety through the Beck Institute. I also received a certification in CBT for anxiety and OCD through PESI.
I provide cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) which is short term, structured, present- oriented psychotherapy directed toward solving current problems and teaching clients skills to modify dysfunctional thinking and behavior.
CBT is a psychotherapy that is based on the cognitive model: the way that individuals perceive a situation is more closely connected to their reaction than the situation itself. In other words, what we think affect how we feel and ultimately our behavior.
One important part of CBT is helping clients change their unhelpful thinking and behavior that leads to improvement in their mood and functioning.
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
Exposure and Response Prevention is a form of CBT in which individuals can gradually and at their own pace face the anxiety provoking stimuli and learn to tolerate anxiety and discomfort and in the process change their brain chemistry.
- CBT is evidence based meaning research shows it is effective in the treatment of anxiety and anxiety related disorders.
- CBT is short them making it more affordable than other therapies.
- CBT teaches you skills that you can utilize on your own