Davis Therapist for Trauma and PTSD
Need a Davis therapist to help you get unstuck from trauma and back to living again? I founded Odyssey Psychotherapy to help you do precisely that.
I have broad-based experience as a licensed therapist working with adults, teens and families. Over time, I found most success and pride in my work with individuals recovering from childhood abuse, domestic violence, and other relational trauma. Of course, those experiences manifest in different ways including PTSD, depression, anxiety, anger, shame, and impact relationships significantly. My broad experience helps me understand how all the pieces fit together in context.
Training in Trauma Therapy
I have completed advanced training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. As a strong foundation, this approach is typically insufficient by itself when addressing relational trauma specifically. Therefore, I incorporate an attachment-oriented approach that is ideal for treating trauma in relationships. If bad relationships created this mess, then a solid relationship built on safety, trust and respect will help you learn to have better relationships.
In treating relational trauma, my work with children has prepared me well to work with all ages. Children often lack the language or haven’t yet made the mental connections needed to better understand themselves and process trauma. Through experience, I have developed heightened awareness of expressions, gestures, tones, and words that adults I work with may not even realize they use. This acuity helps me reflect back to clients their experience so they feel more deeply heard and understood, and open the doors to change.
If you’re needing a Davis therapist who is both professional and personal in the treatment of trauma, contact me today to get started!
License and Education
My professional license is in Marriage and Family Therapy in the state of California (MFT License #98109). I have a Masters of Counseling (MFT Specialization) degree from California State University, Sacramento. As a life-long learner, the education never truly ends, however, and I regularly attend advanced training to improve my knowledge and skills.
- American Counseling Association
- American Group Psychotherapy Association
- California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
- Yolo-Solano Chapter of CAMFT