Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Harm reduction, Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I work to provide a non-judgmental atmosphere and safe space to work through a vast array of potentially difficult and stigmatizing issues. Using evidence-based practices, I strive to support, encourage, educate, and empower my clients.
The basis of using a more eclectic therapeutic style is in my understanding that everyone is different and therapy is not a "one size fits all" practice, and I strive to be sensitive to each person's individual needs. I'm experienced in working with individuals who are active in polyamory/open/casual relationships. I also work with individuals who struggle with gender identity, abuse and trauma (sexual, verbal, physical, emotional), PTSD, depression, anxiety, women's and men's issues, and sexual desire/intimacy/dysfunctions.
MSW - Social Work, Loma Linda University
Spending time with friends and wine tasting
I work out.
The Four Agreements - it's a book with very simple concepts for living a more peaceful life.
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, & Therapists (AASECT) - it is the organization that prompted me to obtain my certification in Sex Therapy due to their inclusivity and advocacy for people who are stigmatized for their sexuality, lifestyle, and/or gender identification.
Mindless Netflix binge-watching
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