Linda Rivadeneyra, LMFT, Lic. #34416
License Marriage & Family Therapist Psychotherapist, Evidence Based Practices.
I am in training for EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing). I am excited to bring this practice to my psychotherapy sessions with clients. I have trained in Parts 1 & 2 of Laurel Parnell's Attachment Focused EMDR (Relational, part of Therapy, not just a technique). I am currently attending consultations and plan to attend Part 3 to complete my Parnell EMDR training. :)
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.
*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".