Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational interviewing (MI)
As a first-generation born Filipino and raised by parents that immigrated to America from the Philippines, I developed a culturally sensitive lens, and have treated clients from various backgrounds. I am passionate about providing therapy that is inclusive to many different ethnicities, view myself as an ally for the LGBTQIA+ community, and value social justice for BIPOC clients.
I sought licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist to help those afflicted with addiction, mental illness, and traumatic brain injury. I have experience working with individuals, children and adolescents, couples, and family therapy. Throughout my experience working in the mental health field, I have found that most ailments are linked back to traumatic event, which encouraged me to become an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist, and help those with PTSD and/or trauma.
BA - Environmental Studies, University of California Santa Barbara
MA - Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute
I am passionate about helping others.
I enjoy horseback riding, skiing, paddle-boarding, snorkeling, traveling, and animals.
Exercise and laughing with loved ones.
I have read Cupcake Brown written by Cupcake Brown. This book is a memoir about the adversities that Ms. Brown endured at a young age, a story of perseverance and hope, and ambition. This story is inspiring because she now owns one of the most successful law firms in San Francisco.
Community Violence Solutions in San Pablo, CA because they are passionate about mental health awareness and education the community, providing free services to victims of violence, taking a stance against human trafficking, and guiding victims persecute their perpetrators.
Nature recharges my spirit and soul. In the winter, I ski on the weekends. In the summer, I paddle-board, camp, or go to the ocean.
I have had many many pets. My two favorite animals are my horse (Gatorade) and my dog (Harley). While I was at school, Gatorade found a way to open the security fence so that he can eat grass. Then by 3 o'clock he would find a way to sneak back into the pasture. Gatorade's hungry-escapades to find fresh grass around the neighborhood was discovered once multiple neighbors saw him opening the security fence with his nose.
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