Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), Gottman method couples therapy, Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based, Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
I understand that each person has a unique identity and consider each person's background, culture, faith, experiences, and values in order to provide the most effective treatment.
I hope to help you unravel the situations holding you back from taking the next step toward a healthy change more in line with who you are. I hope to create a safe space where we discover your resources and strengths to help you overcome each obstacle, so that you can begin feeling more confident to tackle whatever life throws at you next.
BA - Psychology, California State University San Bernardino
MSW - Social Work, University of Southern California
I am a second-generation American who was raised in a bi-racial household of Middle Eastern and Filipino descent. Like many immigrant families, my parents moved here for a better life, which came with many struggles - as life often does. I was fortunate to be exposed to several cultures, which cultivated my passion for learning and honoring the many identities that people have. This drive toward identity development is what fuels my passion for helping others struggling with their own - where we often feel like we belong everywhere but nowhere. With a client-centered approach, I hope to create a safe space for introspection and self-discovery. I aim to empower clients to leverage their strengths, tools, and resources to face life’s challenges and be able to see the beauty this world has to offer, even when a few rain clouds creep in.
I enjoy exercises such as lifting weights, yoga, and spinning. I am always up for outdoor activities to be immersed in nature, but I don't mind staying in with a good book, movie, or a new recipe. I love to travel, try new foods, learn about different cultures, and explore museums and artwork.
I give my dog lots of hugs, have a warm cup of coffee, participate in a creative or physical activity, and disconnect from technology at the end of the day.
I prioritize rest time and mindfulness but if that fails, there is always something to laugh about!
I have the goofiest German Shepherd in the world.
Sign up to receive Octave updates and information about mental health topics.
If you or someone you know is experiencing an emergency or crisis and needs immediate help, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Here are some additional crisis resources.