Where else do you get a whole hour of time dedicated to you and what’s important to you? We’ll spend time learning about who you are. We’ll talk about any issues that are bothering you and that you want some closure to, and we’ll work on helping you get a better understanding of yourself, what’s important in your life, and how to deal with those curve balls life likes to throw at us!
“Where you look affects how you feel” -David Grand, PhD.
Brainspotting will help you bypass the “thinking” part of the brain, the part of your brain that tries to analyze everything, and instead get into the “feeling” part of the brain and right down to business! By doing this, your brain can heal itself and help you learn new ways of showing up in the world.
How Does Brainspotting Work?
First, we’ll briefly talk about what’s bothering you and together, we’ll work to find a “brainspot” using a pointer. “Brainspots” are points in your visual field that connect to a specific memory, or emotion. Any spot in your visual field can contain enough sensory clues (a smell, a visual reminder, a sound), to activate memories. Once we locate that brainspot, you’ll be invited to share any emotions or body sensations you notice as you focus on what’s bothering you. With time, you may notice you’re less triggered by the issue that’s bothering you and you may gain more clarify and insight on the issue. What’s important is that the brain knows what it needs to do in order to heal, we just need to give it the right space, environment, and support to let it do just that.
Have a session from the comfort of your own home or anywhere you feel comfortable and safe (and as long as you are in CA!). Flexibility and convenience are some of the many benefits to teletherapy. Research also suggests that teletherapy can be just as beneficial and therapeutic as in-person therapy. Feel free to reach out and see if teletherapy is right for you.
CONSULTING/ SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Looking for someone to speak to your organization or school? I have provided talks to teen parents and young adults on various issues such as healthy (and unhealthy) adolescent development, trans-affirmative care to young adults, self-injurious behavior, and use of evidence based practices among the Latinx community. In addition, my own journey and training towards becoming a licensed psychologist makes me a firm believer in the importance of the ongoing growth and clinical skills of other therapists in our community. I happily offer consultation to providers/therapists seeking guidance or direction in their work with teens and young adults.