Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Harm Reduction, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I am person centered. I like to get to know the person, their environment and I like for therapy to feel like a conversation. I tend to be myself in sessions and help clients feel comfortable while also holding accountability for change through unconditional positive regard. I believe therapy should be enjoyable and not pressured; I think so much can be gained just by building a strong therapeutic alliance.
MSW - Social Work, San Francisco State University
I wanted to be a holistic social worker, working with folx who have ongoing and persistent mental health concerns along with environmental issues/trauma.
I enjoy reading, biking, and skating.
I talk to my family members who are out of state and I go on walks after work with my husband and daughter to enjoy time outdoors daily.
The book is called Turning Stones. It is by Marc Parent. I first read it in college as a class assignment and the message spoke to me. I want the world to be changed even in the smallest way because I was there to "turn a stone".
NAMI. Caregiving, parenting, etc can be really hard, those are the unsung heros who need support.
Listen to true crime podcasts. Seems silly, but that's the honest answer.
We have an 8 year old Japanese Akita named Abe. He is our pride and joy. When he was a puppy, he was so well behaved that I got careless one day and left both my undergraduate and graduate diplomas on a shelf. He ate both of them. It would be years before I could prove I had my masters because it took me forever to re-order one. I still never replaced my undergraduate one!
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