About Us

 

"Therapy Does Not Have To Take A Long Time"



 As  a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT in  Riverside and Moreno Valley, I have dedicated my professional practice  to high  quality standards in counseling.   I think it takes courage and  guts  to begin the counseling process as many people would rather be  doing  other things in their life.  As a professional  Counselor/Therapist, I  support each client by providing a safe  environment to express  themselves.  When appropriate, I will ask  poignant questions to assist  clients to decrease their time spent in  therapy.   Like any  professional (teachers, police officers, mechanics,  etc), there are  excellent professionals and lackluster professionals and  I have  dedicated my professional practice to high quality standards in   counseling. 


Individual Therapy  - $120 per 50 minute session.

Therapy does not have to take a long time.  Sometimes it can be really tough to admit that things are going in the "wrong direction".  A lot of  times, our experiences have been affected by unresolved past issues,  broken promises, loss of loved ones, old habits, and/or irrational  thoughts. By participating in professional therapy, a person can  gently identify the areas in life that need to be changed and be  assisted to bring in effective coping skills and to make the changes  needed to change the  direction or experiences in one's life.
 

If you have noticed recent changes in any of these conditions for over a two week time frame:
 

  • Mood (increased anxiety, depression, or irritability)
  • Appetite (too little or too much)
  • Sleep (too little or too much)
  • Thoughts (Intruding, racing, or excessive negative thoughts, or loss of interest)
  • Ambitions (Scattered, diminished, or absent)
  • Relationship Problems


Many situations can cause these symptoms to occur
 

  • Grief and Loss
  • PTSD, Depression, Anxiety
  • Experiencing something traumatic and/or overwhelming (abuse, crime, combat, chronic stress, etc.)
  • Relationship changes or break up
  • Biological or physical changes


We have counseled many adults and adolescents nearly every business day for over ten years, most with success with their agreed-upon treatment goals. 
 

EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing
 

For people who have experienced Post traumatic Stress or anxiety-related symptoms, we have a Clinical EMDR Provider since 2005, and have witnessed symptom-reducing and long-lasting results from clients who finished the EMDR therapy.  Please contact this office for further   information. 
 

Couples and Family Therapy - $120 per session
 

As  Marriage & Family Therapists, we are strong advocates to keep   marriage intact and to dissect the ongoing problems that, quite often,   systemically, and methodically destroy relationships (i.e. Ultimatums,   behaviors learned from the past relationships and/or generations,   communicating passively, aggressively or passive/aggressively).
 

During couples counseling, we assist couples with identifying their goals in therapy, identify their needs, their hurts, and propose the means to solve the issues at hand.  We will assist the couple to becoming open  to change and to guide the couple to seeing how change can occur in a  small amount of time.
 

As individuals in marriage, some people have not had their needs met and  have learned some unhealthy,  ineffective, self-sabotaging, or abusive coping skills.  Also, if one's  needs (Financial, Communication, Sexual, Physical, Emotional, etc.) are  not met in marriage, a partner can  likely build resentment and stray  elsewhere to get their needs met and  this is especially confronted and  worked on in Couple's Therapy.   Resentment kills relationships.  Gossip  undermines and corrupts the  marital relationship.  These ineffective  coping skills can be changed  and do not have to be a death sentence to  the marriage. 
 

Sometimes,  a metaphorical "tune-up" is needed in  therapy and sometimes an  "overhaul" is needed.   People with successful  marriages involve kindness, love, respect, a sense of belonging,  being cherished, being heard, understood, and acknowledged.  We can  damage our marriage with  our communication skills and old "crusty"  habits.  Couple's therapy can  be brief (3-10 sessions), but may need  more sessions depending on the  issues in the relationship.
 

As Psychotherapists, we value marriage and we do everything possible to find what does and does not work (i.e  communication, unresolved  business, past hurt, mistreatment, broken promises, etc.) to assist in the healing.
 

How  many divorced people do you know that still have  considerable  "baggage"?  Whether an individual chooses to divorce or  not, that  individual will still have the pain from the marriage and  actively  participating during couple's therapy will often decrease the  pain. 
 

If you would like to make a counseling appointment or have questions about therapy, please call #951-225-4998