AEON VEGA, CSW
Specializes in trauma and addiction and works with teens and adults. Accepts Anthem commercial, medicaid and private-pay/HSA.
“Anything that is ‘wrong’ with you began as a survival mechanism in childhood.”
– Gabor Mate
You were not born inherently flawed, and you were not born to suffer, but maybe somehow, somewhere along the way, your brain received this information and it has shaped the way you live your life. Feelings of isolation, guilt, shame, anger, and sadness have begun to feel inescapable, making it difficult to ask for/ accept help from others. You may feel trapped in a cycle of harmful and problematic behaviors , thoughts, relationships- you know something isn’t working, but can’t seem to figure out why or where to begin to start feeling better. Give yourself credit- you’ve already taken a big step forward, which brought you here.
My practice is strongly rooted in strengths-based and humanistic theory, focusing on uncovering the harmful coping methods and beliefs you may have developed about yourself that are preventing you from healing. I specialize in working with youth and adults with addiction, gender identity/LGBTQA+ struggles, depression, C-PTSD, and generational trauma.
My goal is to provide a space for you to feel accepted, secure, & empowered to examine these parts of yourself, acknowledge what is no longer serving you, and provide unconditional positive regard as you establish healthy ways to process your experiences.