Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I meet my clients where they are which is essential to helping them make the changes they desire. My professional background and experience have allowed me to work with an array of clientele that included different backgrounds and life challenges, with a decade of experience working with refugees, and abuse survivors, that have suffered from trauma. Along with this experience, I found great passion in building bridges that led to my work with first responders – understanding how burnout, depression, and anxiety can affect every part of their lives, despite their efforts to separate work life stressors from their home or family relationship. Addiction is another component that I find with my work within these populations – understanding how addiction becomes part of the family dynamics and working towards ultimate recovery is my goal as your therapist.
MA - Marriage and Family Therapy, Alliant International University, School of Professional Psychology
I enjoy researching my own field and reading about self-improvement.
Spending time with my children, visiting unfamiliar places, and the love of comedy help support my own emotional wellbeing.
The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown is a favorite book. It's a good reminder of how strength comes from moments of weakness.
San Diego Youth Services, they provide an array of services and resources to at-risk and underserved communities. They have helped many refugees during my work with them.
Sleeping of course! And by connecting with others and especially old friends.
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