Are you striving to thrive and struggling to get there? Do your thoughts and worries keep you up at night? Has life not turned out to be what you expected? You've come to the right place. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, and have over 9 years of experience working with a wide variety of concerns from anxiety, stress & worry, trauma & abuse, depression, grief & loss, to relational and communication issues, work & career challenges, and low confidence / self esteem. I have also helped many folks with creative blocks, personal growth, spiritual crises and issues, and those in life transitions. I have a special place in my heart for those that reach out, look at what's not working and try to make it better.
You'll find me to be calm, caring and accepting. I think it's very important to respect others, their experience and meet people where they are with sensitivity and compassion. So, your dialog and treatment plan will be as unique as you and your story are. As a Holistic Psychotherapist, I work from a strength-based perspective, which means I want to find what is right with you and build on those strengths. It also means that I incorporate tradition talk therapy methods (such as cognitive-behavioral, solution focused, psychodynamic, gestalt, humanistic, somatic awareness, transpersonal, and positive psychology among others), with alternative healing methods (energy psychology, meditation, guided visualization, therapeutic breathing, and nutrition as pertains to the brain). This integrated and balanced counseling approach summons the strengths of all your parts to meet the challenge in front of you.
It's courageous to seek change, growth and deeper satisfaction with life. I'd like to empower and support you in that journey if you are ready to take that step.
I look forward and hope to be working with you soon!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
MFT #LMFT50474 (Expires: 2021-06-01)
LMFT #T1568 (Expires: 2020-06-01)
Vivian is thoughtful and asks great questions to get me to look deeper into the issues I am facing without pushing too hard.
Vivian was a real help, she seemed to know what I was going thru and gave me tools to get through the grieving process but never pushed me to do anything. I was glad to have Vivian to help be there for support.
Vivian has been a touchstone and a literal lifesaver for me. Going through changes in my life including caregiving elderly parents and my own kids at the same time. This is the most stressful my life has ever been and I cannot imagine where I would be without Vivian's patient insights, her ability help me see other perspectives and reframe the hard things. I am often so overwhelmed that I don't have time or the money to access traditional counseling. Vivian is always there, responds to me quickly, and even reaches out to me when I am too busy to check-in. She is the best counselor I have ever had and I am grateful for her.
Vivian is incredible. She has been the one person I feel like I can talk to about what is on my mind and she takes the time to really get to the bottom of everything. She’s also the only one who takes me seriously and doesn’t immediately dismiss my mental health as something that can just be “breathed through”. She’s truly helped me get both feet back on the ground and I am so grateful to have found her. Thank you, Vivian.
Working with Vivian has been a lifesaver for me.
Vivian has been so warm and understanding through this process. I am new to therapy, but she made me feel so comfortable and never made me feel silly for anything I brought up. Having her to go to when I needed a listening ear has been more helpful than I could have ever predicted. She has taught me some new techniques that have brought me a lot of relief in my everyday life, and I am so thankful for her!