Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I begin treatment with a client-centered approach by actively listening, demonstrating positive unconditional regard, and maintaining a non-judgmental attitude. I believe building trust, promoting a safe space where my client’s values and experiences are respected, and demonstrating my advocacy for their efforts is fundamental for engagement in treatment. Gathering information about my client’s background, engaging in ongoing assessment of their motivation and perceptions toward treatment, and identifying factors that facilitate and challenge their treatment process is also imperative. Additionally, utilizing a biopsychosocial framework helps me determine co-occurring medical conditions that may contribute to my clients’ mental health concerns.
I take a strength-based approach to help my clients identify personal skills and resources in their environment to empower and promote their well-being. Importantly, I consider all systems in which my clients participate and how these systems shape their experiences. This information helps me gain a holistic view of my client and informs my selection of effective therapeutic techniques.
BA - Psychology, Civic Engagement, University of California Los Angeles
MA - Clinical Psychology, DePaul University
PhD - Clinical-Community Psychology, DePaul University
Trauma Fellowship, Rush University Medical Center
Internship, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Read a book, soak in the sun, and take a swim at the beach!
I go for a walk or run daily - it gives me the opportunity to stretch my legs, get some fresh air, and reflect on my day.
Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning because it reminds me that even in moments of suffering we can all find meaning in our lives.
I have a 9 year old Maltipoo named Lola. I love the way she comes to play and cuddle with me at the end of every work day.