Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP or EXRP), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Solution-focused
Through experience and my own research, I have developed an integrated approach to therapy. I begin by providing education around symptoms then developing collaborative goals to reduce your symptoms. Once we have established our goals, we will then apply the most updated evidence-based practices into treatment. This integrated approach allows for flexibility in treatment.
BA - Psychology and American Studies (Minor in Native American Studies), University of California, Santa Cruz
MS - Clinical Psychology, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto University
PhD - Clinical Psychology (Emphasis on Geropsychology and Trauma), Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto University
Internship, Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Center, Loma Linda
Internship, San Francisco VA Medical Center
I find it meaningful to take the time into understanding varying human perspectives and how those perspectives influence behaviors. Specifically in the context of culture and intersecting identities.
I enjoy playing tennis, going for a day hike, cooking, and watching what would be considered bad TV (e.g. reality TV).
Exercise and incorporating mindfulness into my day.
Man's Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl. His book has influenced my clinical therapy style.
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