Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Solution-focused, Strengths-based
Helping you see past where you are, to get you where you want to be is my role as your therapist. I understand that a person's well-being can change over time depending on their circumstances. When the demands of life start to exceed our resources and coping, then our mental and physical health can take a toll. I treat the whole person, integrating practices for the mind, body, and spirit.
MS - Counseling Psychology, Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
PhD - Transpersonal Psychology, International University of Professional Studies
When I’m not working you can find me hiking or walking along a trail or the beach. I am a trained dancer and still enjoy taking classes so these days I’m into Tango and Salsa. I also enjoy exploring new places, finding antiques, and reading a good book.
I meditate and stretch (yoga) daily. I also make sure I exercise regularly along with spending time outside. Those things keep me grounded.
The book that always has my attention is: Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking The Stress Cycle by Emily and Amelia Nagoski.
One of my favorite organizations is the YWCA, specifically the one located in Glendale/Pasadena, California. The mission is to eliminate racism and empower women and they have a long history of action behind that mission.
I recharge best by spending time outdoors, being quiet and reflective or spending time in the dance studio. Those are my happy places.
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