My therapeutic approach in treatment planning focus is in assisting individuals, couples who struggle with conflicting relationships, active trauma, past emotional injury, substance and dual diagnosis. The concentration and assessment are directed to an improved sense-of-self and a positive life path.
Through the integration of theory, intervention, insight and to multicultural awareness, my healing emphasis is in developmental trauma; personality struggles; and psychological effects within couples relationships experiencing effects of secondary trauma, mood disorders, substance use and recovery.
My treatment offers a highly personalized approach related to the individual and their relationships. I will assist the individual with redirecting and managing life difficulties to a positive directions, to solutions and positive options to unattended emotional pain. Negative thoughts and emotions can lead to negative behaviors. Negative thoughts and feelings are learned and can be unlearned. Exploration, encouragement and validation with externalizing in verbal exchange and creativity, bringing awareness from lessons learned from life experience.
We will work on the regulation of emotions, startled responses, depression, anxiety, dissociation and other behaviors interfering in your relationships.
I am devoted professionally and personally, to the Art of Psychology and the Psychology of Art. Creative expression is a passion; art, drawing, writing, dancing, singing, teaching, and love. Psychotherapy is the tool to awareness and self-discovery; emotional freedom; life. My knowledge is multicultural. I am also fluent in speaking French and Spanish. My passion for human emotion reflects in my therapeutic work and in my creative works of art. (www.art2drclaire.info).
The Path to Emotional Wisdom is Emotional Freedom.
Professional Licenses/ Certificates/ Memberships:
- Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)
- Diplomate American Psychotherapy Association (DAPA)
- American Psychotherapy Association (APA)
- California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
- Trauma Focus-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy TF-CBT
- California Institute of Mental Health (CiMH)
- Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA)
- Evidenced Based Practices (EBP)
- Managing Adapting Practices (MAP)
- Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare (WLH)