Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Harm reduction, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship and think everyone deserves to be seen and heard. My hope is that with the support of therapy, one will feel less alone when facing their struggles and the parts of ourselves we try to avoid.
My style involves integrating mindfulness and somatic techniques. I assist clients to access inner resilience and clarify personal values to live a meaningful and congruent life. I am passionate about the exploration of sexuality, gender, and identity. I also specialize in working with individuals navigating unexpected and/or chronic health issues. I work in a collaborative, non-judgmental, strengths-based approach.
MA - Clinical Psychology, Antioch University
I became a therapist to answer an inner desire I felt to be service to others and take action in my commitment to social justice.
Some of my interests outside of work including cooking, reading, dancing, and spending time with my friends.
One thing I do daily that always makes me feel good is taking my dog on a nice long walk.
A novel I love to return to is Commonwealth by Ann Patchett. The book is a sprawling, compassionate, poignant tale of a family which highlights our interdependence on one and other.
Vista Del Mar where I had my first clinical internship for their commitment to serving foster care and at risk youth in Los Angeles.
Some of the ways I recharge is cooking a nourishing meal, spending time with my dog, going to pilates, and laughing with friends.
I have a dog and I love watching him take off on the beach when he first gets off his leash. He's about 8 pounds.
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