Highly experienced and diversely trained, I am a Licensed Family and Marriage Therapist licensed in California and Oregon with over 18 years of experience. Helping others navigate difficulties in all walks of life, my approach is tailored to you as a unique individual. We are identifying self defeating core beliefs, assessing how experiences have shaped your self views, and reviewing how strong emotions can best be communicated for the desired goal of being understood by those around you. I have worked with those suffering from depression, anxiety, bi-polar, PTSD, abuse, addiction and am well versed in helping people suffering from personality traits that prevent one from feeling connected.
My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. It is best practice, as you likely know, that a 45 minute weekly session of talk therapy is paired with other ways of processing material to reinforce ideas and new concepts. Therefore exercises such as writing, reading, or performing worksheets will be incorporated in an effort to permit the mind to absorb the new connections on a deeper level. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. Change is difficult and reaching out to a stranger can be scary. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support, empower you, challenge and guide you in a treatment collaboration.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Bipolar disorder
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Posttraumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMFT #43021 (Expires: 2023-05-31)
LMFT #T1845 (Expires: 2022-05-31)
From our very first session I could tell I had an amazing person helping me through my journey. Anita has been the most active listening, helpful, insightful person. I am so thankful, this journey through mental health has been so amazing with her by my side. Thank you Anita <3
Anita has been so helpful with my journey to improve my mental health. From the first appointment itself, I had found peace of mind and gained tools to cope with issues that have been eating at me for years. From then onwards, she has been very attentive while working with me on improving my self confidence and sense of self worth. Anita is extremely supportive and highly compassionate. I would recommend her to anyone going through the same issues.
Anita listens to me in a way I’ve never been listened to before. She is intuitive and a valuable partner in my healing and growth.
Anita has gotten me completely regrounded and where I need to be mentally. When I first started seeing her I didn’t think there was anyway I would start feeling better, but after putting my trust in her I wouldn’t want to have anyone else guide me through this tough time.
Anita is absolutely amazing. She is caring, responsive and hands down best therapist out there
I am forever grateful for the advice and useful tools Anita has provided for me. I will continue returning to her for direction and advice.
In just a few sessions with Anita I was able to gain a new perspective on my anxiety and depression. Talking with Anita was my first experience with a mental health professional and it couldn't have gone any better.
I felt comfortable explaining my worries and issues and Anita was extremely adaptive to what I needed. I truly feel as though I better understand myself and have a grasp on my mental health. With her help I have gained confidence in myself.
Anita is the BEST! She is always here for me to listen to my problems and help me find better ways to cope with things. She has seriously impacted my life so much! Being able to talk to someone over text between my busy life is so important to me so Better Help and Anita are definitely benefiting my life!
I love Anita. She has changed my outlook on life and has helped me become a more centered and grounded person. I FEEL growth working with her. She is incredible. Thank you Anita
She’s my lifeline right now. She knows exactly what I need to hear and the questions to ask to help me properly reflect.
Highly knowledgeable and easy to talk to- Anita is great to work with. I’ve seen steady improvement in my life from the first session. Highly recommend!
Anita is fantastic. She is warm, validating, and wise. I am benefiting immensely from our sessions!
Anita has been a source of much needed support and encouragement in a very difficult time in my life. I am so thankful for Anita and betterhelp.