Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I ensure that you are getting to the true root of your struggles so you can move towards living a worry-free and connected life. It is through this journey together we will be able to uncover your best self that is present and proud. I have worked in a variety of settings: outpatient centers, addiction centers, and group practices, utilizing many different evidence-based techniques.
In the room with me, you can expect my full attention, understanding, and collaboration as we work together to empower and encourage you to be the person you want to be. Together we will customize a plan that will meet your needs and most importantly your wants and desires for your life. I believe you have the inner strength to overcome what is holding you back, therefore I will be your guide to better understand yourself. Having mutual trust and understanding is crucial, and knowing that you decided to invest in yourself with me is very brave. I enjoy getting creative and developing plans that will work because I know that continuing to do what isn’t working won’t serve anyone. I want to make sure that our time will serve you well.
BA - Psychology, California Lutheran University
MS - Counseling Psychology, California Lutheran University
Surfing, hiking, camping, and anything in the great outdoors!
Drink a warm cup of coffee while reading my Bible every morning.
Joni and Friends: they are a wonderful disability ministry serving the handicap community all over the world. Their organization is filled with humble and faithful servants.
I have a dog named Rua - my favorite story involves her running full speed at the park and jumping in the air to catch a frisbee!
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