I have been a psychologist in private practice for 20+ years and a spiritual director for 10+ years with a focus on working with trauma survivors, particularly adult survivors of childhood abuse, survivors of spiritual abuse, and former members of cultic systems and high-demand relationships. I work with individuals and couples, men and women, and older teens. As a trauma therapist, I integrate various approaches that are decided upon in collaboration with my client, including EMDR, in which I am certified. I am also Board Certified and a Diplomate as an Expert in Traumatic Stress through the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.
For many people, their spiritual/religious beliefs and practices are an integral part of who they are. As such, I honor the religious/spiritual traditions and practices of those I work with by drawing on those beliefs and incorporating practices that are appropriate for the individual. For some, the religious/spiritual tradition within which they were raised may be part of the traumatic, narcissistic familial control experienced in childhood that could still have an impact in adulthood. As a collaborative effort, my client and I discover any such remaining issues that might be blocking the client from living their life as fully as they would like. Together we work through those issues. Dr. Karyl McBride’s WIEBGE, 5-step recovery model fits perfectly with my approach and enhances the focus and efficiency of the work I do with my clients. I am very grateful for the work that Dr. McBride has done and pleased to have completed her WIEBGE therapist certification training.
I understand that sometimes distance becomes an impediment to pursuing therapy. I am able to provide online sessions via Skype, VSee or Zoom for California residents who are unable to travel to my office. I accept Medicare insurance and can bill PPO insurance as an out-of-network provider. I also accept payment on a sliding scale.
License and Credentials:
California Licensed Psychologist #PSY14761; Certified EMDR Therapist; Diplomate, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, Certified Labyrinth Facilitator
609 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 200
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
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