Counseling for Therapy in Oakland, CA

Reconnect to Your Best Self after Trauma

Disconnection. Panic. Emotional overwhelm. Worry. Feeling unsafe.

You swing between feeling intense emotions to feeling nothing at all. You struggle to see the positive things in life and feel disconnected from yourself and others. You have trouble feeling safe and relaxed, even when you are alone.

It’s almost as if you are being tumbled in the waves of the ocean, you get just enough time to pop your head up for air before you are taken under again. Maybe you have tried different things to try to settle your body and mind, but nothing seems to bring you to a sense of peace and ease in your life.

In your body you constantly feel like it’s an emergency:

  • Your heart is racing and you struggle to breath deeply
  • Wanting to jump out of your skin
  • Tidal waves of emotion that seem to come out of nowhere
  • You can’t think straight
  • You are constantly scanning your environment
  • Not being able to feel anything at all!

It may seem like things are out of control, that your emotions are running the show, or even that you’re “going crazy’. But you aren’t.

Even if it seems impossible, it is possible to get control of your emotions and find a sense of balance and ease in your life and relationships.

Therapy can make it happen.

You are not alone in having these experiences when you felt in danger, your emotions and needs were ignored, or you witnessed the harm of others. Your body was tuned to be very aware of dangers around you to protect you from a young age, but now it’s on overdrive and creating false alarms of danger. 

All of these experiences are connected to experiences of childhood trauma, which is much more complex than one incident of your life being in danger. 

Childhood trauma impacts your whole worldview and sets your nervous system on overdrive.

We often think of trauma as only coming from sexual or physical abuse, but trauma can also come from ongoing negative comments from your family, your family discounting your emotions and making their emotions your responsibility, and/or witnessing your family members arguing and fighting. 

It shapes how you view yourself and the world, which creates a system in your mind-body that is activated as if you are in danger even in situations that are seemingly safe. 

I can help you find more balance and ease.

Therapy is a way of healing the inner trauma and bringing out mental peace and clarity again. 

By exploring the stories that filter the way we see the world and others, we are able to digest these experiences and release the emotional impact on our lives to create space to find more ease and connection. Somatic therapy explores how trauma shows up in your body, provides tools to allow your body to release stored emotions, and provides skills to manage emotions in the moment.

I combine multiple methods of therapy to create a process that integrates mind, body, and spirit to release the hold of trauma on your life and will work with you throughout the process.

Once you have found that balance in your nervous system and processed those old stories about yourself, you will be able to live more fearlessly. 

To be able to speak your truth and live your life without fear of emotions taking over at any given moment.

You will be able to feel safe in your own body and safe within your relationships with others and live a life of true freedom. 

It’s time for change.

If you are ready to take the first step and be able to get control of your emotions, I am here to support you on your journey.

I know that it can be difficult to reach out for support and it is the first (and most important) step in your healing journey.

I look forward to connecting with you and supporting your healing process. 

Disconnection. Panic. Emotional overwhelm. Worry. Feeling unsafe.

You swing between feeling intense emotions to feeling nothing at all. You struggle to see the positive things in life and feel disconnected from yourself and others. You have trouble feeling safe and relaxed, even when you are alone.

It’s almost as if you are being tumbled in the waves of the ocean, you get just enough time to pop your head up for air before you are taken under again.Maybe you have tried different things to try to settle your body and mind, but nothing seems to bring you to a sense of peace and ease in your life.

In your body you constantly feel like it’s an emergency:

  • Your heart is racing and you struggle to breath deeply
  • Wanting to jump out of your skin
  • Tidal waves of emotion that seem to come out of nowhere
  • You can’t think straight
  • You are constantly scanning your environment
  • Not being able to feel anything at all!

It may seem like things are out of control, that your emotions are running the show, or even that you’re “going crazy". But you aren’t.

Even if it seems impossible, it is possible to get control of your emotions and find a sense of balance and ease in your life and relationships.

Therapy can make it happen.

You are not alone in having these experiences when you felt in danger, your emotions and needs were ignored, or you witnessed the harm of others. Your body was tuned to be very aware of dangers around you to protect you from a young age, but now it’s on overdrive and creating false alarms of danger. 

All of these experiences are connected to experiences of childhood trauma, which is much more complex than one incident of your life being in danger. 

Childhood trauma impacts your whole worldview and sets your nervous system on overdrive.

We often think of trauma as only coming from sexual or physical abuse, but trauma can also come from ongoing negative comments from your family, your family discounting your emotions and making their emotions your responsibility, and/or witnessing your family members arguing and fighting. 

It shapes how you view yourself and the world, which creates a system in your mind-body that is activated as if you are in danger even in situations that are seemingly safe. 

I can help you find more balance and ease.

Therapy is a way of healing the inner trauma and bringing out mental peace and clarity again. 

By exploring the stories that filter the way we see the world and others, we are able to digest these experiences and release the emotional impact on our lives to create space to find more ease and connection. Somatic therapy explores how trauma shows up in your body, provides tools to allow your body to release stored emotions, and provides skills to manage emotions in the moment.

I combine multiple methods of therapy to create a process that integrates mind, body, and spirit to release the hold of trauma on your life and will work with you throughout the process.

Once you have found that balance in your nervous system and processed those old stories about yourself, you will be able to live more fearlessly. 

To be able to speak your truth and live your life without fear of emotions taking over at any given moment.

You will be able to feel safe in your own body and safe within your relationships with others and live a life of true freedom. 

It’s time for change.

If you are ready to take the first step and be able to get control of your emotions, I am here to support you on your journey.

I know that it can be difficult to reach out for support and it is the first (and most important) step in your healing journey.

I look forward to connecting with you and supporting your healing process. 

To get started, click the button below or give me a call at

(510)270-0853, and let’s get begin on your journey!

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