(I am currently not accepting new clients.)
You long to feel connected with those you love.
The people that matter the most to you… your partner, your children, your parents, your friends.
Deep connection begins by first embracing who you truly are and then looking towards those important relationships.
We measure our “OK-ness” based on the distance we feel in our relationships
Relationships are difficult, messy and so frustrating. Relationships are also wonderful, connecting, and absolutely magical. I will help you learn how to hold all the pieces of your most important relationships, especially the one with yourself.
We are hard wired from infancy to connect. Our rushed, busy, stimuli infused lives often do not reward stepping back into yourself for connection. This is where therapy can help.
Our sessions together will allow you the space and time you are craving to dive into your concerns and deeper issues. As we look at the conflicts within your relationships, we will explore your most important relationship… the one with yourself. Until we truly know ourselves, our needs, wants, and desires, it is nearly impossible to express that to someone else. When we try to discuss our needs without clarity, it may come out as a demand, a projection, as blame, or in a shaming way towards another. That feeling of anger, frustration, and passive-aggressive communication might open the road to frequent arguments, bouts of depression or anxiety, and even stops at the bar or a fast food restaurant for quick relief.
I have been honored to work with a wide range of clients for over 20 years.
From depression and anxiety, trauma and dissociative disorders, to relationships and parenting issues, grieving, addictions, eating disorders, to life transitions and creative challenges. What I have found is that no matter the presenting issue, there is always a deeper need to feel seen, heard, and understood. I see every person who enters my office for the individual that they are and I provide them with a safe and nurturing environment where they can fully explore the concerns or issues that have been troubling them. Together we tackle the tough spots inside, create a safety and action plan, maybe shed some tears, even laugh along the way, all the while settling and soothing those insecurities and fears about needing to “fix it right now.”
Trauma work takes time, patience, compassion and kindness. You are embarking on a road to release the pain that has held you hostage for years. You will learn to use your body & emotions as a barometer will free you!
I have devoted my heart and mind to treating Individuals who have suffered from traumatic experiences that has kept them feeling “stuck.” Traumas such as loss of a loved one, childhood physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, or victims of crime or war can leave long standing scars that can be worked through and healed in the right environment. Bringing the rich material of Interpersonal Neurobiology, I am with you in your deepest wounds and I will help you to fully integrate those memories that are lodged in your body. We will find the balance between exploring memories and learning solutions of how to function to be your best self today. It is so important to honor and soothe those wounded places inside of yourself, from a current relationship or work struggle to a childhood trauma. I will be with you. I will stay with you on your journey of healing as you forge a new path for yourself.
Trainings and Experience:
Doodle to Connect is a creative adventure that Trish has started as a means to deepen her personal, spiritual and emotional connection. Feel free to check out the full catalog of doodles, including Tandy and the girl, and many others as they share mindfulness techniques, their favorite quotes, and other stories of kindness, relationship and connection. Instagram: @thedoodledoc or purchase the Doodle Doc feelings book and other resources for Inner Child healing at thedoodledoc.com
Trained in Interpersonal Neurobiology, EMDR, Hypnosis, Mindfulness, Reiki, Art Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, I can help you find ways to alleviate anxiety and stress in the immediate moment while working to heal your internal foundation from early attachment wounding.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist – MFC36393 (2000- present)
Doctorate of Clinical Psychology (2015) California Southern University
Masters of Arts, Clinical Psychology (1996) California State University, Dominguez Hills, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Human Services (1993) California State University, Dominguez Hills, CA