Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Strengths-based, Solution-focused, Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
I care deeply about helping people reduce negative thinking patterns and discover individualized ways to increase self-care skills to manage stress, anxiety, and depression.
My clinical training focused on providing psychotherapy for marginalized populations utilizing trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which identify the effects on traumatic stress of individuals. I have worked for social service agencies engaging students/young adults/parents in individual psychotherapy who experienced severe cases of mental illness. I utilized trauma-informed care and wellness techniques to help them navigate through social systems (community, school, mental health, career, housing, substance abuse), to decrease stress and increase positive self-esteem.
MSW - Clinical Social Work, University of Southern California
BA - Communication Studies (Minor in Child Development), California State University Northridge
MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction)
Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals
Reading/learning, exercising, eating healthy foods, and practice self-care skills daily.
I would share with them my journey with connecting to mindfulness. I was nervous that my style was wrong and learned that it is ok to like different types of meditation. I would tell the person that it is a normal feeling to be nervous, and as long as you are open with your support, the feelings will get better. Also they need to know that they always have a choice in their sessions and I would encourage them to advocate for themselves.
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