Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Harm Reduction, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Relational, Strengths-based
I am passionate about making the transformative power of a therapeutic relationship convenient and accessible to all. I walk with my clients through change and suffering to get them to the other side. My background in mental health and substance abuse treatment has allowed me to provide specialty care to those touched by these issues. My clients are the experts and I am here to help decode the messages in symptoms like anxiety and depression. Change, grief, and natural human development poke at unhealed parts and I see my work as providing a space for that healing. I believe that being listened to and understood is where that healing begins.
MSW - Social Work, California State University, East Bay
Learning to heal from my own experiences has helped me immensely. Now I get to pass that gift on to others!
Live music, cooking, planning weekend road trips, and spending time with my Pomeranian.
Writing in my gratitude journal and planning my day.
101 Essays That Will Change the Way You Think by Brianna Wiest. Short inspirational bits of wisdom in essay format which feel brand new every time you read them.
Leaving town and then returning always gives me a fresh perspective. Also swimming or sometimes just looking at water is a great mood booster for me.
I have to give myself extra time when I take my Pomeranian Chip places because everyone wants to pet him. He's 5 lbs of fur and feels like cotton candy.
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