Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Harm reduction, Motivational interviewing (MI), Solution-focused, Strengths-based, Relational
I take an eclectic, strengths-based, approach in working with people, and incorporate a recovery perspective that facilitates healing and personal growth. All of us are in recovery from some type of difficulty – managing intense emotions, struggles with self-doubt, substances, or change in relationships – and having a safe and empathetic space to explore these aspects of our lives can be transformative.
BA - Sociology, Minor in Education, University of California at Berkeley
MSW - Health Concentration, University of California at Berkeley
I enjoy spending time with family and friends, DIY house projects, high intensity indoor spin classes and being by the water.
The Color Purple by Alice Walker. I have read it at least each decade of my life since high school, and love the themes of female empowerment, strength of relationships, and adversity.
One thing I do daily to support myself both mentally and emotionally is to take a mindful walk.
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