Better Life Psychotherapy
Currently offering teletherapy
If you are seeking support for family or marital issues, trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, eating disorder/disordered eating, or major life changes, you are in the right place. I’m a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over a decade of experience in the treatment of complex psychiatric and behavioral issues.
A Bit About Therapy
I believe that people can transform their lives at any age and at whatever crossroad they may find themselves. A small desire, a hope, is just enough to get started. While you are not at fault for the pain you inherited from others, you are responsible for your own healing. This healing cannot happen without your participation. While that may sound scary, it should also empower you. It is important that you see it as an investment in yourself, rather than an attempt at "fixing what is wrong with you."
Many of the folks I see carry within their bodies the pain of generational family trauma, the imprint of each family’s unmet needs- to belong, to be seen, and to be loved. These unmet need often manifest as "psychiatric disorders" in the form of addiction, eating disorders, compulsions, and mood/anxiety disorders. To experience healing is to cultivate in one's life what has been missing from childhood and what continues to be longed for as an unmet need.
Please call now for a free consultation with me: 949-954-0756.
"Psychotherapy is the art of finding the angel of hope in the midst of terror, despair and madness"
Individual therapy can be a great tool when working on personal goals such as learning to transform trauma experience, finding healthy ways of coping with stress, anxiety, and depression, confronting addiction, prioritizing values, learning to set boundaries, accepting love from others, improving self-acceptance. During individual sessions you can expect that I will make every effort to really understand you and your unique experience, that we will collaborate on setting treatment goals that inspire and empower you so that the changes you make will improve the areas of your life that matter most to you.
Couples And Family Therapy
Do you feel stuck in your relationship and your attempt at solving the problem seems to make things worse? You may be too afraid to discuss specific problems because you fear that things will escalate and become unmanageable. Please reach out for help and let's start working on changing this dynamic. In our therapy sessions, we’ll work on creating rules for engagement so that your interaction will be honest, respectful, and kind. I will help you to make your partner feel safe so that you are able to negotiate competing demands. As a result of your effort, you will learn to reduce reactivity and emotional withdrawal, while creating emotional safety, intimacy and trust. These are the fundamental components to getting unstuck.
Regardless of who you are, where you've been and what you are going through now, I'm in it with you.
19712 MacArthur Blvd. Suite 110
Irvine, CA 92612-2407