Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a variety of experiences working with children, families, and individuals throughout their lifespan. I work collaboratively with clients to assist them in moving towards healing and integration, acknowledging and validating the struggles along the way while also reorienting clients towards their strengths. I create the time and space in session for you to be your authentic self, acknowledging how all aspects of self, including ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and disabilities, play a role in how you move through the world, humbly seeking to provide culturally competent services. I strongly believe each individual is filled with potential for growth and joy. I understand therapy can be both rewarding and challenging and I am here to walk alongside you in the movement from potentiality to creating the actuality of the meaningful life you’ve desired.
BA - Psychology, California State University Long Beach
MS - Psychology, University of La Verne
There is a huge need for mental health support, particularly for People of Color and Queer individuals. I remember trying to get help in some of my darkest times and really feeling the damage of working with folks who didn't understand my cultural background. I wanted to become someone who could provide that understanding and safety. There can be enough stigma and challenge getting into therapy, you don't need any more challenges once you're here.
I like gardening and taking care of plants. Some of my plants are visible in the background during my Telehealth meetings!
Dear Universe: Letters of Affirmation & Empowerment For All Of Us by Yolo Akili. The letters in here have often found me at the right place and right time providing just enough warmth and inspiration.
I have a black cat named Tsuki. She's a sweet little girl who likes to join sessions, particularly when she can tell people on the other side of the screen are feeling bad.
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