Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Harm reduction, Motivational interviewing (MI), Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I have a history of working in various and diverse settings and populations including substance abuse, eating disorders, homelessness, and trauma. My passion is working with patients with anxiety and traumas. I incorporate skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and general mindfulness techniques to prepare for the trauma processing.
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing also allows me to work with a variety of disorders, not just specifically PTSD. Oftentimes there are co-morbidities and I don’t believe that everyone fits perfectly into a specific “box.” I prefer to focus on what my clients are struggling with and developing a treatment plan to address their specific concerns. I believe in this being a very collaborative process and really targeting our treatment to effectively address your concerns.
I am a very strength-based therapist. I believe that everyone has resources/tools within themselves and I'm here to guide you in accessing those and fine-tuning them. My job is to support you, empower you, and move you towards getting back into living your best life.
I enjoy working with diverse populations to help empower them and have a specific passion for working with individuals with traumas of all varieties (little t’s and big T’s). I am also passionate about working with adults, specifically high achieving adults manage their ADHD and helping them to see it as a positive, a superpower, and rewrite their core beliefs.
BS - Social Sciences, California State University Sacramento
MA - Counseling Psychology, National University
I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I love being outdoors and you will often find me kayaking or paddle boarding. I love to go camping and on road trip adventures.
Guided meditation. I have a favorite app that I use daily, even if I only have five minutes to breathe. I love doing short meditations throughout the day to reset and love the sleep meditations as well.
I recharge by going on trips, even if they’re day trips. I love being outdoors and disconnecting from electronics. This can be going to the lake, the ocean or the mountains. Going kayaking or paddle boarding is therapeutic for me.
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