Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational interviewing (MI)
I have worked in several areas of mental health care and have truly found my purpose and passion in assisting those who struggle with trauma and/or addiction. I understand how trauma has been locked within the psyche and having an individual feel as though they are stuck within themselves. I understand that addiction was a solution to several problems at the time because it allowed relief, but in reality it only masked the underlying issues. My goal for each of my clients is to have them recognize their own strengths and abilities so they may continue or begin to live meaningful lives.
MSW - Social Work, University of Southern California
I became a mental health professional because it was something I found true passion in. I found that helping others although may be challenging I found fulfillment.
I am a very active person, I enjoy archery, horseback riding, and lifting weights. I also enjoy painting even though I’m not good at it I love spending time in front of a canvas and it’s only for me.
I make sure to engage in a physical activity like working out and reading a book for the sole purpose of reading.
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. I understand it is a children's book but it has meant something different to me at each stage of my life and has always brought tears to my eyes.
I recharge by going camping. I connect by fully disconnecting, returning to nature and the quiet that setting can give.
I have 4 dogs and 1 cat. My favorite pet story is how I got my first dog. Her name is Patches and one day we were cleaning the backyard and had left the gate open and the back door to the house. As we were cleaning, she just walked into the backyard, looked at us and walked in the house and laid down on the couch. I of course looked for previous owners but she’s been with us ever since. She truly chose us.
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