Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Harm reduction, Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Psychodynamic, Strengths-based
I use a combination of psychodynamic, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), mindfulness, and client-centered modalities. I have worked in various community mental health and educational settings with diverse populations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and internationally, and have a particular focus in working with the LGBTQ+ community.
I believe that collaboration is essential in therapy and that by working together, we can find ways to enhance your growth, build your resilience, and promote your strengths. I will support you in developing healthy tools and strategies to achieve your goals and work towards a satisfying and meaningful future.
BA - Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Diploma - Arts Management, University of London
MA - Clinical Psychology, Antioch University, Los Angeles
Becoming a therapist was a natural instinct for me. I spent much of my early adulthood traveling the world and living life to the fullest and along the way encountered so many different types of people and cultures. I came to a point in my life when that just was not as fulfilling and after a personal loss realized that I needed to engage in more meaningful connection with myself and my community and support others in this as well.
My favorite thing in life is spending time with the people I care about and also meeting and getting to know new people. I love to travel and learn about different cultures. I also love anything artistic, though mainly the performing arts, and enjoy cooking and experiencing all sorts of different cuisines. I love living in a city that has nature that is so accessible and will often head to the beach to relax after a stressful day.
My favorite organization is called Brave Trails, an LGBTQ+ youth leadership camp. I have volunteered with them since their first summer back in 2015 and am proud to be part of the pilot year of their new mental health program as a clinical supervisor. Spending time each summer with the campers and staff at Brave Trails keeps me grounded, inspired, and reminds me to make sure to have fun and be my authentic self all year round!
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