About

I use a caring, loving and thought-provoking approach to my sessions, emphasizing on open, accepting, and non-judgmental awareness of self. My therapeutic approach is largely based on attachment theory, brain functioning and mindfulness (the basic human ability to be fully present). My main work mission is to help my clients free themselves and discover their... Read more

I use a caring, loving and thought-provoking approach to my sessions, emphasizing on open, accepting, and non-judgmental awareness of self. My therapeutic approach is largely based on attachment theory, brain functioning and mindfulness (the basic human ability to be fully present). My main work mission is to help my clients free themselves and discover their true limitless self. With understanding and compassion, you will be able to heal the wounds in your heart.
“We have the power within to remove obstacles to love, which is our own natural state of being.”

I was born and raised in Brazil and have Italian ancestry. I immigrated to the United States in 1992 and obtained my Masters in Counseling Psychology and Drug and Alcohol Abuse Study and Counseling.

 

Certifications:
Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Certification In Process
Positive Parenting Program (Triple P): Evidence Based Treatment
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapist: Evidence Based Treatment

ICARE Infancy Childhood: Children aged birth to five years: emotional dysregulation; attachment relationships; adjustment to transitions; disruption of emotional development

Multidisciplinary Assessment Team: MAT training in-depth assessment to child/children detained by the DCFS

Registered  Addiction Specialist #S0510051335

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Qualifications

Years in Practice: 15+ years
School: National University- MA ; UCLA Alcohol and Drug Abuse Study & Counseling
Year Graduated: National University 2008; UCLA 2000
License No. and State: LMFT77371 RASSO510051331010

Issue

• Undue Influence, Cults, and Exploitative Groups
• Therapy for Adoption
• Grief Counseling
• Anger Management
• Bipolar Disorder
• Family Conflicts/Relationship issues
• Autism Spectrum Disorder
• Trauma and PTSD
• Personality Disorders
• Anxiety/Depression
• Stress
• ADD/ADHD
• Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
• Minority and Cultural Issues
• Separation/Divorce Counseling
• Emotional Eating/Binge Eating/Body Image
• Sex Addiction
• Dual Diagnosis
• Victims of Crimes/Domestic Violence
• Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse
• Parenting/Co-Parenting
• Sexual Abuse
• Borderline Personality
• LGBT

Client Focus

Religious Orientation

Age

• Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
• Emotionally Focused
• Individual Psychotherapy
• Telehealth (HIPPA secure phone or video sessions)
• Eclectic
• Attachment-based
• Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT)
• Somatic Experience Therapy
• Couple Therapy
• Mindfulness-Based Therapy

Accepted Insurance Plans

• Aetna
• Out of Network - PPO
• Tricare
• Cigna
• MHN
• ILWU Coverage
• Anthem Blue Cross

Appointment Type Accepted

• Individual Counseling
• Couples and Marriage Counseling
• Family Counseling
• Telehealth (HIPPA secure phone or video sessions)
• Gay Counseling/LGBT
• Premarital Counseling
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