Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
Hi! I’m Aracely, I first want to commend you for taking the first step in creating positive change for yourself. Let me first start by telling you about my clinical style. It is very hands-on, I will push you, encourage you, keep you accountable, and strengthen you all while assisting you in accomplishing the goals you have set for yourself. During our work together, I will also provide you with a safe, non-judgmental environment so you can feel free to share what has been ruminating in your mind. If you are sick and tired of feeling unhappy about situations, experiences, and or people, I am thrilled to help support you in this.
I have been in this field for over 10 years and loved every population I have worked with. I have worked in clinics that serve the LGBTQ community, and Planned Parenthood/Domestic Violence shelters focusing on women's issues.
Given the array of settings I have served, I developed an eclectic approach to tailoring a treatment plan that works best for you. My passion is to help you overcome depression, anxiety, loss (whether it is of a loved one or break up), previous traumas that continue to come up for you, and self-esteem. If this sounds like a good fit let's get started.
BA - Sociology, University of California Santa Barbara
MSW - Social Work, University of Southern California
In high school I worked for Planned Parenthood and through my work there I realized my passion was one on one connection with the clients. Empowering them to continue with their life's ambitions was uplifting and rewarding. I knew I wanted to help as many people as possible.
Going on a walk.
What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey. Such an easy read and it really puts life in perspective.
Going outdoors, playing with my kids, and having some sort of physical activity always increases my mood.
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