Growing up, all you wanted was unconditional love, emotional support and a role model on how to become a woman. Instead, you learned that love is not unconditional. You felt powerless, insecure and alone. You doubted your sense of self and self-worth. One day, my mom will value me and make me feel “good enough” for the love I desperately need. The cycle of emotional manipulation begins, and you question your sanity and purpose in life. You have become disconnected from your loved ones and lost value in the things you once had passion for. Together, you will learn how to break free and create purpose in your life. Through Dr. McBride’s recovery model, you will rebuild and establish self-esteem, self-worth, self-compassion and respect for yourself.
I am honored to be trained and certified in Dr. McBride’s 5 step recovery model. I found it to be an invaluable and necessary tool to rediscover and reclaim your emotional life! Through her training, I have learned the tools to help heal adult children of parental narcissism, assist with high conflict divorce from a narcissist and how to heal the family. You will identify and process the relationship you had with the narcissist in your life. First, you will take the time you need to grieve what wasn’t there. Once acceptance is achieved, you can begin to separate from the relationship, individuate and heal with self-compassion. In step 3, you will work to discover your authentic self, which prepares you for step 4, redefining your relationships and learning how to set (and stick) to clear boundaries. In step 5, you will examine your own areas for improvement, and work to stop the cycle of distorted love within your own family.
I was born and raised in California and am of ethnic descent. I understand the unique difficulties of being bicultural and living two conflicting identities engrained into myself. I struggle, not only by ethnicity and religion but by gender, being a female trying to find how to fit into cultural and societal norms. I always asked myself why I was the “sensitive one” and why I had trouble developing meaningful relationships, which is what led me to this work.
I have been practicing as a licensed clinical psychologist for 20 years in private practice, community mental health and in an inpatient psychiatric hospital. I specialize in narcissistic abuse recovery and complex PTSD. I empower men and women experiencing narcissistic abuse reclaim their power by putting an end to the victimization, emotional manipulation and trauma once and for all. Through my work with combat veterans who suffer from PTSD, I have found that my training and certification in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) has been extremely useful to access negative memories and deep feelings. It can quickly desensitize the negative messages and reinforce the positive messages you want to have for yourself. Other areas of focus include depression, anxiety and panic, relationship issues and work-related stress.
My current practice is through telehealth. I work through a platform named Simple Practice which is HIPPA compliant. I am an out of network provider and can provide you with statements for insurance reimbursement. It would be an honor and privilege to walk with you in this journey to self-discovery, growth and healing.
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License and Credentials:
Licensed Clinical Psychologist #PSY19573
Therapist Virtual Workshop: Level 1 Training
Therapist in-person workshop: Level II Clinical Training, 9 hour intensive