Everyone is destined to experience stress, loneliness, isolation, loss, illness, pain, self-defeating choices, unhappiness, uncertainty, relationship or work problems. Sometimes it’s hard to know when to ask for help.
Seeking therapy does not mean there is something wrong with us. Many of us are concerned about getting labeled with a mental illness because we are struggling with life issues, traumatic events or troubled families. Asmat is less interested in finding labels, and more interested in working with you to better understand your struggle and help you develop more successful coping techniques.
Asmat strives to foster a collaborative relationship with her clients to help them develop their own internal resources and capabilities so that they emerge with new skills for dealing with their struggles, and a more positive sense of self.
Asmat believes treating every person with respect and kindness is a prerequisite for good therapy. The most important factor in successful treatment is the match between therapist and client. Asmat will help you assess this.
Asmat is empathetic, supportive, caring, engaging, seasoned clinician with 28 years of clinical experience. She earned her master’s degree in clinical social work in 1992 from San Diego State University. She is trained in a wide range of therapeutic techniques and approaches: (EMDR) Eye Movement Desensitization and reprocessing; (EFT) Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples; EFT for individuals; (CBT) Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and (AEDP) Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy.
Couples and relationship issues, depression, anxiety, anger management, emotion regulation, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), LGBT and gender identities, life transition, and work problems.