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Individual therapy with Ulumma Joseph, LCSW
At some point, we all will live through a difficult life situation. Everyone's reaction to life's struggles is unique and deserves to be seen and validated. General reactions can include sadness, depression, anxiety, trouble sleeping, changes in appetite, feelings of hopelessness, poor concentration, feeling detached from others, and/or thoughts of death. Seeking help can be challenging. That’s why, as a therapist, I provide a strengths-based, calming, caring, supportive atmosphere that allows clients to feel seen, heard, and engaged in an authentic therapeutic relationship.
I specialize in helping clients find solutions to problems related to depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, and traumatic experiences. I focus on providing EMDR Therapy but offer a full spectrum of individual therapy treatment modalities that also includes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), compassion-focused therapy, and conventional psychotherapy/psychoanalysis.
Therapy is a place that is not just about being seen and heard, but it’s a place where you can see and hear yourself. ~
Ulumma Joseph, LCSW
How EMDR Can Help You
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
It is a therapy proven to help reduce the symptoms of trauma and PTSD, depression, anxiety, sexual and physical abuse, emotional distress, complicated grief, panic attacks, and phobias.
EMDR has a direct effect on the way the brain processes information, releasing emotional experiences that are trapped in the nervous system.
As an EMDR trained therapist, I work with the individual to recall a disturbing thought, feeling, or memory.
Through Bilateral Stimulation, similar to watching a ping pong move back and forth, the client's eyes are able to move back and forth.
Through this exercise, the disturbing memories are reprocessed helping to repair and restore normal brain processing so that the individual is no longer distressed by the images, sounds, and intense feelings associated with the traumatic memory.
Individuals report making more progress in less time with EMDR therapy than with traditional talk therapy.
If you want more information or think this therapy could benefit you contact me or send an email.
Get to know me
Exceeding Expectations One Patient at a Time
I’m Ulumma Joseph, LCSW, a licensed Therapist based in Los Angeles - here to guide you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. I truly care about my clients’ well-being and guarantee top of the line therapy and psychological services catered to their needs.
I grew up in the Los Angeles area as the youngest of four children to a single mother. I was fortunate after high school to attend UCLA for undergraduate where I received my BA in Psychology and minor in Public Policy. I took some time off and worked as a career manager for Los Angeles, Job Corps providing educational and career guidance to transitional age youth between the ages of 16-24. I then decided to extend my education and get some experience living out of state. I attended NYU where I received my master's degree in Social Work in 2005. While in New York, I had the privilege of working at Brooklyn's Domestic Violence homeless women's shelter. This experience continues to frame who I am as a social worker.
I decided to return to Los Angeles, afterwards where I spent several years working for various mental health agencies and medical centers and most recently Kaiser Permanente Psychiatry Department for nine years before I decided to open my own private practice in 2018. Since the beginning of my career I have provided a number of specialized therapeutic services to those dealing with challenging life experiences. I believe in providing a safe space for individuals to heal. Get in touch with me today for more information.
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