Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Harm reduction, Psychodynamic, Strengths-based
I’m a therapist with an overall strength-based perspective, certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I believe people function and perform their best when they learn to identify, value, and utilize their natural strengths as part of a plan towards overcoming barriers in life. While I typically draw from a variety of research-based modalities, depending on each client’s unique situation, I find CBT to be a very empowering form of therapy for clients that are motivated to take a proactive role in their treatment.
As a therapist, my own biggest strengths are my education & training in evidence-based practice, paired with a creative mindset, from which I draw some unique perspectives & strategies to offer my clients. I have genuine respect for people seeking help for themselves and I truly enjoy working with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
BA - Sociology, Minor in Chicana/o Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
MSW - Social Welfare, Mental Health Concentration, University of California, Los Angeles
Internship - Harbor UCLA Medical Center Psychiatric Unit, University of California, Los Angeles
Internship - Prototypes Domestic Violence Shelter, Los Angeles, CA
Mostly creative endeavors, such as painting, jewelry-making, candle-making, home decorating, collecting vintage treasures, but also traveling to other countries, reading, watching documentaries
Walking with my dog. It helps me practice/maintain mindfulness as we walk and notice details in the environment that we typically don't when we drive by.
Yes! I have an awesome German Shepherd. She is a good girl, smart, and obedient EXCEPT when I take her to Home Depot and she embarrasses me in front of people by "talking back" when I tell her to sit!
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