Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
In my clinical work, I utilize evidence-based practices including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy – with specialized training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Informed Care, Narrative, Solution-Focused, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapies. My approach to the treatment and care of my clients is culturally sensitive, client-centered, and empathic. I am passionate about empowering clients to explore current and past challenges to gain insight into their strengths for recovery and goal achievements.
MA - Marriage and Family Therapy, Pacific Oaks College
I became a mental health professional because I think people are fascinating. I love assessing the biological, psychological, and social factors that influence thoughts and behaviors. I am passionate about helping people gain insight and self-awareness to overcome the challenges they face.
I enjoy spending quality time with family and friends, traveling, hiking, gardening, attending stand-up comedy, and binge-watching good stories—everything from docuseries to suspense dramas, and reality shows!
I wake early and spend quiet time in a mindfulness activity that keeps me centered throughout each day.
I recharge in a number of ways; reaching out to friends and family to catch up whenever possible; spending alone time - sometimes just a few minutes at the end of a day with a cup of tea; going for a jog around the Rose Bowl, filling my planter with new flowers, or watching YouTube videos on various personality mental disorders - there's so much out there!
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