Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERP or EXRP), Harm Reduction, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
My therapy style is both strength-based and client-oriented. I'd like to think of myself not as the person who holds all the answers, but as my clients' teammate in a journey together to understand problems and experiment with solutions. From goal setting to implementing changes and measuring progress, I enjoy a healthy balance between proactivity from my clients and facilitation from my professional experiences. In session together, we will attempt to identify relevant issues, understand significant impacts, and cultivate realistic ways to foster success.
I try to encourage an open and safe space for my clients to share their thoughts and reactions throughout the treatment, so we can modify and tailor the experience to the client's comfort for the best possible outcome. In the past, I've worked in settings such as schools, law enforcement, social services, community mental health, and private telehealth.
BA - Psychology, University of California Santa Cruz
MSW - Social Work, University of Southern California
My biggest drive for becoming a mental health professional comes from my curiosity for human psychology and my passion to help others. I enjoy studying and learning about how the mind and behaviors interact. And I hope to provide guidance and support to others through evidence-based interventions and practical applications. Together, I hope to find strength, instill hope, and bring out positive change with my clients.
Coding, cooking, creating digital art, electronic music, traveling, working with animals, and trying new experiences.
I shut off my computer and phone, light some candles, and practice breathing exercises as I think of the things that I'm grateful for in my life.
National Public Radio, Tzu Chi.
Taking a walk without any electronics, enjoying a cup of tea or drawing a bath, listening to non-lyrical ambiance music, chatting with friends, and family, visiting, and helping out at local animal shelters.
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