Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Harm reduction, Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Prolonged exposure (PE), Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in the state of California. I have 6 years of experience providing therapy to individuals, families, and group settings. I have worked with a wide range of concerns.
My approach is collaborative, open, warm, and empowering as I want to guide you through your own self-discovery as well as help you be proactive and in charge of your recovery and learning. I like to incorporate skills through evidence-based practices.
I love helping my clients set goals, make changes, and find hope and understanding in their process. This is their journey and I want them to feel empowered to trust the process.
MSW - Social Work, California State University Los Angeles
It might sound cliche, but following my heart and skills lead me into the mental health profession. In my younger years, I battled my own mental health issues while facing cultural/familial problems, bullying/self-esteem, trauma, and such. Aside from that, many people in my life seemed to go to me for emotional support and guidance. This later grew into what I do and love to do today.
Outside of work, I love working out, spending time with my daughter and little family, being in nature, cooking, and mixed martial arts.
I thrive off of routine and organization. A lot of things in my life may and can become chaotic. If I am able to organize and orient myself, as well as decompress daily by the end of the day, I find peace.
The Body Keeps the Score. Not only very informative but very captivating.
Taking walks and being mindful and quiet with my thoughts.
I currently do not have a pet but I love animals! The best pet story I have is when I was about 8 years old, I had a Rottweiler that loved to play. I thought it would be nice to teach him to sit. One day I was taking a break from playing with him, and as I sat down, he too decided to sit however on top of me. He was a 60-pound dog, I was only 8 years old.
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