My professional training as a therapist was based in systems theory (i.e. change affects everything) and informed me of many other modalities including Object Relations, Psychodynamic, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Acceptance and Commitment Theory as well as others. My work in the public mental health system has broadened my skill set to be comfortable working with severe and persistent mental health disorders as well. Through the years, I have collected several interventions and strategies to apply to the counseling work that I now offer to families, adults and couples.
BA - Psychology, Southeastern College
MPA - California State University Fresno
MS - Marriage and Family Therapy, Fuller Theological Seminary School of Psychology
Compassionate listening has been natural for me since I was a child. I have always been the person that others talk to about their concerns. I choose a counseling career tailored to my best strength. I enjoy helping others find a pathway through their concerns, towards a more positive experience, and helping others to find their own personal satisfaction.
I love to travel. Day trips, weekend getaways or international excursions help me to explore this world and find new people and places to experience.
Daily, I take time to focus on the day ahead and to create a mental framework for what I would like to accomplish, while remaining flexible to accommodate unanticipated events that may occur.
I enjoy taking drives in the country, hiking in local or state or national parks, and spending time with friends when I have the chance.
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