Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
Through my various experiences working in outpatient substance use programs, school-based settings, forensic mental health, and clinic-based work with various populations and age ranges, I have pursued my passion for supporting individuals in changing their lives and implementing healthy coping skills for long-term recovery. My experiences in the past have taught me the importance of witnessing great pain and great joy. I believe we cannot have one without the other. I want to equip my clients with the hope that it is normal to feel any and every kind of emotion but also give them tools to cope effectively and learn from those emotions. My approach to therapy is to provide a safe and trusting environment to uncover those human emotions, find what works or does not work, and collaborate to reach new and healthier goals for life.
BA - Psychology, Pepperdine University
MA - Marriage and Family Therapy, University of San Francisco
I noticed my own battle with emotions and wanted to be able to process them effectively. It fills me with joy to be the supportive, consistent, and empathic presence many of us lack in our lives at different times. Having a space to explore feelings, learn new skills, and experience the power of human connection can truly transform our lives and I love being a part of that.
I love knitting and am teaching myself to crochet. I appreciate the art of making things and find the repetitive nature of fiber arts soothing for my soul. I also love old movies from the Classic Hollywood era (bonus if it's a black and white film).
I have read and reread The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien many times, because the story enraptures my imagination and brings me into the world of hobbits and elves as they adventure together.
I love Pathways Home, Health, and Hospice because I did my internship there during graduate school. Their mission is to support client and families as they navigate the stress of hospice, bereavement, and loss that can touch so many of us.
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