Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERP or EXRP), Harm Reduction, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I work from a foundation of client-centered, trauma-informed, narrative approaches/philosophies, and utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) in practice and interventions. I feel confident in short-term models that include psychoeducation, skill building, and processing in tandem. I care deeply about the emotional health of my clients and wish for their independence and freedom from emotional distress interfering with their goals and values.
MA - Clinical Psychology, Antioch University
I noticed, early on in life, that mental health was something people would shy away from discussing, and I also noticed, through my own struggles, the importance of discussing it. I was helped tremendously by therapy as a child and also as an adult. I value personal growth, which I feel is driven by the relationship one has with themselves and others.
I like to run Spartan Races, weight lifting, ghost hunting, watching soccer, spending time with my cats and husband. I am Vegan and an animal rights activist.
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl, because it reminds me of the human condition as a whole, how much resilience we are capable of, and how powerful our thoughts can be.
I have three beautiful children (my cats). My oldest is 15 and her name is Minx, my middle child is 13-year-old Spock, and my baby is 7 and his name is Papi. There are so many stories I don't know which one to pick, but the thing that comes to mind is when I created an Instagram (by request of my friends) for Papi because he is such a performer. Overnight he had almost 1500 followers!
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