Are you are you stressed out and anxious? Does it feel that no matter how hard you try, it's difficult to make changes? Are you struggling with a recent loss of relationship, job, pet, or divorce? Have you tried to solve the problems in your life on your own and realized you need help from someone else? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you have made the right choice by being here.
And I know this is hard. You've likely been debating seeking help for months, if not years. But I'm so glad you found me and have taken the courageous step of being here.
I'm confident that together we can work to help equip you with the necessary tools to help you face and overcome these challenges. Whether you're struggling with stress and anxiety, grief and loss, or feeling stuck in life, it is important that you know you don't have to be alone in this journey. I have the experience to help you achieve your goals, overcome these struggles, and live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
"A diamond doesn't start out polished and shining. It once was nothing special, but with enough pressure and time, becomes spectacular..""
I understand no two individuals are the same, and I tailor our sessions together to address challenges unique to you. We will work together to understand the root cause of your struggles and address those issues with long-lasting strategies, helping you get closer to the life you've always wanted.
If you're ready to work towards the life you've always wanted, I'm ready when you are. Contact me today and let's get to work.
Meet Bonita CarolI graduated with a masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute located in Santa Barbara, California. The focus of the counseling program was on a Depth or Psychodynamic model as well as training in evidenced based therapies, child, family, and couples therapy. The training also focused on Shadowwork, our hidden unconscious as well as contact with psyche which is often called soul which is yearning for expression in daily life. Additional training over the years was focused on Shadow Work, Hakomi, Co-Dependency, Drama Therapy, Inner Child Work, and Voice Dialogue. I did my counseling as a trainee at John F. Kennedy Counseling Center in Oakland California in which I treated many people of diversity, age, and race suffering from anxiety, depression, attachment wounds, marital problems, LBGT challenges, and trauma. In addition, I worked with adults and children with high functioning autism as a registered California State Intern in Sacramento.
I have a 30-year background as a holistic health provider specializing in Ayurvedic Medicine. This experience and training in the mind body connection informs the way that I offer therapy. Our environment, workplace, relationships, and life habits play a part in the bigger picture of one’s mental health. In this way, my approach is integrative and holistic. If you are interested in receiving Ayurvedic therapies as part of your psychological growth and support, I offer this as adjunct therapy sessions and you may be asked to come in for additional appointments per week if necessary. I will offer pulse reading which involves taking/touching your pulse to understand more deeply what is happening on the mind and body. I will ask you for permission if you would like pulse reading.
I believe that there is meaning and purpose to our suffering and with the facilitation of a trained therapist one can find support to move through challenging times, misunderstandings, and crisis. Therapy is also for those who sense that there is more to life. It can help to discover and unfold the person’s full potential and to find meaning and spark a sense of aliveness. I employ a variety of self development tools, stress reduction techniques, Vedic Meditation, and therapeutic models as needed for each individual such as Emotionally Focused Therapy, Depth, Attachment, Somatic, Relational, and Eastern methods. I offer individual, couples, and group therapy for Highly Sensitive People, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, autism, grief, and relationship challenges.