Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
As we all know, life brings us different experiences and stressors. Such stressors can affect how we function at work, school, within our relationships and self-esteem. Allow me to work with you during this time of difficulty.
I’ve had the privilege of working in this field for the past 5.5 years and have found it very rewarding. My therapeutic style is tailored to the individual and their strengths while using the following approaches: strength based, solution focus, mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy. I truly believe with the right coaching, exploring, processing and guidance, we are able to overcome many of our life stressors.
BA - Urban Learning Specializing in Inner-City Teaching and Psychology, California State University Los Angeles
MSW - Social Work, California State University Northridge
Prior to being in mental health, I worked as an educator. I previously taught in elementary and in high school, working with at-risk students and learned how contributing factors affected individuals who had difficulty coping. I felt I was able to connect with such youth. Working with at-risk youth sparked my interest in mental health. This spark continues to fire my passion with working with others who are invested in growth. Through out my years of experience in working in mental health I have worked with various individuals dealing with different stressors affecting them. It is a privilege to be able to work with those who want to learn more about themselves, achieve their goals, overcome obstacles, live a healthier life, and improve in all areas of their lives.
I am a total people person who enjoys to laugh, listen to music, go to concerts, watch sports, spend time in the outdoors and spend time with Troy and Ma'ili (my two Weimaraner big-pups).
I meditate regularly as a way to be grounded and present. Meditation is key to my wellbeing. Meditation has been part of my routine for several years as a clinician.
I have two Weimaraner named Troy and Ma'ili. Ma'ili is Troy's niece. They are both active pups who enjoy nature, socializing, and puppuccino from Starbucks. Troy's sister had a litter and that is where Ma'ili came from. She is very friendly and chose me when I was looking to add another family member to our pack. Ma'ili means "pebbly", referring to rounded stones at the shore.
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