Notae is an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC) supervised by Dr. Thomas Lucking. Notae has engaged in a diverse clinical training experience including working as a counselor, coach, adjunct professor, and as an advisor to organizations and employees. Notae earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and an Addiction Studies Certificate at Antioch University Seattle. She also studied at George Mason University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
Notae has spent several years working in mental health advocacy and care, aiding individuals across a variety of cultural identities to navigate and enrich their quality of life as well as to highlight the resilience and possibility already present in it. Notae believes individuals are ever-changing, moment to moment, and with that, naturally pursuing a healthy establishment of authenticity and balance in self-expression. Notae’s specialties include working with ADHD, trauma and C/PTSD, disability, individuals, adolescents and teens, couples, and groups. Additionally, Notae holds experience working with a variety of mental health issues affecting individuals across the lifespan.
Notae takes a holistic and collaborative approach to treatment, that prizes placing priority in creating a safe, non-judgmental, and trusting therapeutic relationship to allow for client self-exploration and achievement. Notae views the human experience, and what she has the privilege of engaging in the therapy room, as spiritual, and takes great care in honoring that. Notae primarily utilizes Gestalt and Existential theories for her foundation in working with clients, but tends to prefer an integrative and client-tailored combination of Existentialism, Gestalt, Attachment Theory, Family Systems, and Strength Based Therapy modalities. Notae finds these modalities to be very enriching and mobilizing for clients when it comes to addressing trauma and stuckness, by providing a variety of means of expression and exploring the client’s way of being in the world.
In the therapy room, Notae concerns herself with guiding the client through their way of being in the world and their awareness of their self, others, and environment. In her work, the client is empowered through this guidance and allowed to carve out the change and sense of being they desire in their own lives, for themselves.
- Assessment and treatment of ADHD (inattentive, hyperactive, and combined type)
- Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD)
- Executive Dysfunction
- Trauma and C/PTSD
- Depression and Anxiety Disorders
- Co-morbid Conditions
- Disability/Chronic Pain/Chronic Illness
- Individual and Family Life Transitions
- Family Conflict/Relational Issues
- Inner Child Work, Growing Up Again, and Internalized Critical Parent
- Generational Trauma
- Individual and Generational Acculturation Experiences
- Migrational Trauma
- Multicultural Households
- Cultural and Social Navigation, and Multilayered Identity issues
Clients: Individuals, Adolescents and Teens, Couples, and Groups
Modalities: Existentialism, Gestalt, Attachment Theory, Family Systems, and Strength Based Therapy
Locations: Telehealth and Los Angeles County Office