Linda Rivadeneyra, LMFT, Lic. #34416
License Marriage & Family Therapist Psychotherapist, Evidence Based Practices.
I am trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing). I am excited to share this practice to my psychotherapy sessions with clients. I have trained in Parts 1, 2 & 3 of Laurel Parnell's Attachment Focused EMDR (Relational, part of Therapy, not just a technique).
I began working in mental health in 1992 and worked many years in Community Mental Health or with the County of L.A. I supervised interns and mental health workers for many years.
I operated my private practice on a part time basis for many years, and have transitioned into full-time private practice.
Getting Past Your Past, Take Control of your life with Self-help techniques from EMDR therapy,
by Francine Shapiro, PhD
Books/Online videos by Dr. Daniel Amen (brain doctor)
UCLA Mindful (free!)
Recommend for those wanting to learn to meditate and anyone wanting to relax and reduce Anxiety.
I recommend "Attached" by Amir Levine, MD. and Rachel S.F. Heller, M.A. It's about Adult relationships, relating to 3 Attachment styles (based on early parental relationships): Avoidant, Secure, Anxious.
Also, recommend: "Tapping In" by Laurel Parnell, PhD, which is related to EMDR. (a technique you can do on your own)
"Mind over Mood" by Dennis Greenberger, PhD & Christine A. Padesky, PhD for do it yourself Cognitive Therapy, including worksheets.
I recommend She-ology: The Definitive Guide to Women’s Intimate Health. Period. Excellent health book for women. By Dr. Sherry A. Ross, a Lesbian Gynecologist.
Gay Men: check out The Velvet Rage by Alan Downs.
I recommend Lavendar for relaxation and sleep. Try Peace and Calming and Stress Away to regulate mood. Try Peppermint for Alertness, Headaches, and enjoyment.
Make your own air freshner wtih a few drops of oil in water.
I recommend Lavendar for relaxation.
Modern Love, Episode 3. Mental Health related episode.
"Heal" on Netflix. "Explained" episodes on Mindfullness, on Netflix.
Ted Talk with Brene Brown: The Power of Vulnerability. Find other talks from Brene Brown on U Tube. Dr. Mario Martinez, Neuroscientist, Mind/Body approach on U Tube.
Mindful.org (mindfulness for peace and calming)
TracyMcMillan.com for words of wisdom on living and relationships.
*Do something that brings you joy everyday.
*Write down your worrisome thoughts to get them out of your head. It works!
*Create a Gratitude list to boost your mood. Review it daily.
*Become aware of your body sensations. Feelings are often stored in your body. Then, do a body scan meditation (check out u tube) or other mindful activity.
*Become aware of your thoughts. Write them down and share with your therapist. Notice if they are irrational, negative, catastrophic, or "black or white".