What is planted in each person’s soul will sprout- Rumi
How therapy can help
Heal from the past to create your future
Trauma can be obvious, such as a car accident, the sudden death of a loved one, or being involved in a natural disaster. Other traumas are more subtle, such as emotional abuse, bullying, or even memories from early childhood that you are unable to freely recall. If you are suffering from feelings of inadequacy, low self-worth, anxiety, depression, difficulty connecting with others, or achieving your personal goals, you may be experiencing trauma-related symptoms. I offer EMDR (with art therapy incorporated if desired), for effective and efficient treatment to support alleviating these symptoms and helping you live a more fulfilled life.
I offer a trauma assessment and EMDR treatment to support processing past trauma (including chronic and childhood traumas) and grief & loss that may be causing current distress, unhappiness, negative thoughts about one's self or abilities, and a lack of personal fulfillment. I would be honored to support you in your journey to recovering from past challenges so that you can live the life you have imagined.
EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, can help you process and heal from past memories that may currently cause distress, anxiety, or fear. The basic EMDR process focuses on assessing your trauma history, preparing for memory processing (which may include development of emotional regulation and positive coping skills), processing the memory through bilateral stimulation, and re-evaluation in next session. I will, of course, review all of these steps and processes (and the more nuanced steps not described here) before we engage in them, to make sure you understand and agree with the use of EMDR to support your therapeutic goals. In addition to helping to heal you from past challenging experiences and memories, EMDR typically also demonstrates results and progress quickly, with many clients reporting improvement after only 1 bilateral stimulation processing session. I am happy to speak more with you about your specific history, goals, and to develop your own treatment plan.
Henry David Thoreau
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined"
Credentials and Experience
I provide clients located in California and Rhode Island with a range of therapeutic supports to reach their goals. As a Marriage and Family therapist and Registered Art Therapist specializing in trauma, anxiety, and grief/loss, my treatments are tailored to help you meet your personal goals. I primarily work with individual adults and older adolescents. I often implement virtual EMDR to support healing from trauma and grief/loss. I am experienced with issues regarding anxiety, stress, and depressive symptoms. I support life transitions and development of communication skills. I also have specialized training in supporting First Responders.
I have experience with supporting clients with chronic medical illness or diagnoses and currently facilitate group Art Therapy for cancer patients and survivors, through Cedars-Sinai Los Angeles. I have supported many clients who identify on the LGBTQ+ spectrum and offer a safe and non-judgmental space to explore issues surrounding gender, sexuality, and culture. I welcome clients identifying as neurodiverse and have experience working with autistic teens and adults.
Being based in Los Angeles, I have gained experience working with clients who work in all levels and areas of the entertainment industry and am passionate about supporting this specific population's needs.
In addition to conceptualizing your treatment through a trauma-focused lens, I also implement CBT, narrative, and psychodynamic treatment modalities.
I am licensed by the CA BBS LMFT #111449, RI Department of Health MFT #00222, and am a Registered Art Therapist through the Art Therapy Credentials Board. I completed my graduate studies at Loyola Marymount University in 2016. I gained clinical experience through working in Los Angeles-based community mental health agencies prior to developing my private practice in 2018. I am a member of professional organizations CAMFT, AATA, and EMDRIA. I provide only telehealth/video sessions through a HIPAA-secure video system and am currently accepting new clients.
Fees and Payment
Please contact me directly for fee inquiries. Payment are made through a secure credit card processing system and credit cards are stored via a secure and HIPAA-compliant client portal and will be automatically billed overnight following your session.
Some 'sliding scale' services may be offered on a case-by-case limited basis.
Get in Touch
I would be happy to speak with you to see if we may be a good therapeutic match to help you meet your goals.
I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation to help determine if I may be able to support your needs. Contact me today to learn more and book a consultation or first session. Please email JillianLuzLMFT@hushmail.com to arrange a phone consultation.