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

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

Client Focus

Religious Orientation

Age

• Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

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

Accepted Insurance Plans

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

Appointment Type Accepted

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