Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i), Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), Exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP or EXRP), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Prolonged exposure (PE)
I have spent the past nine years working in a variety of settings including community health centers and VA medical centers. My specialties are working with individuals with a history of depression, trauma, anxiety, and people experiencing difficulties coping with different life stressors. I also have extensive experience working with older adults and their families.
I work using a cognitive behavioral framework to assist my clients. I provide evidence-based psychotherapies as I integrate research into my practice to deliver culturally appropriate interventions. I believe in client-centered care and in providing my clients with autonomy to make the changes they want to make to increase their quality of life.
PhD - Clinical Psychology, University of Missouri, Kansas City
Postdoctoral Fellowship, San Diego VA Healthcare System and University of California San Diego
Internship, Long Beach VA Healthcare System
Spending time with loved ones, watching good TV shows, going on walks/hikes, and climbing indoors and outdoors
I remind myself that my emotions are valid!
The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology. The book offers invaluable lessons.
Latino Outdoors as they help individuals connect with the outdoors!