Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Harm reduction, Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I have 14 years of professional experience in various clinical areas: crisis, case management, medical social work, community (program implementation), inpatient psychiatric hospital, conservatorship (adult residential), clinical therapy (mental/behavioral health), family health advocate (public health), developmental disabilities, and mental health court (forensics). I thrive on assisting the underserved and generally all who desire holistic health. I approach treatment open-minded and most importantly open-hearted, ready to connect with people who desire change and meaning. I meet you where you are at and am equipped to ride along to assist with reaching desired outcomes. I have an eclectic approach to practice, pulling from different modalities to meet each individual need presented. I work to help elicit and support goal establishment and completion, preparing for the fulfillment of desired outcomes.
BA - Psychology, California State University
MS - Criminal Justice, Loma Linda University
MSW - Masters of Social Work, Loma Linda University
I became a mental health professional because I believe in change and desire to be a direct contributing factor to positive change. I care, and am grateful and honored to promote wellness.
Family, music, learning, and nature. I’m interested in persistently developing new interests, learning new things, enjoying nature, and being pleasantly and simply just being.
My favorite non-profit organization is Loma Linda University (everything). I have had the opportunity to both be educated and employed by an agency that is grounded on the fundament of wellness for the whole man and is able to reflect its mission in its ongoing commitment to the community and society as a whole.
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