Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Strengths-based
My approach to therapy relies on the premise of collaboration and trust to begin with a strong therapeutic alliance. I find it essential to engage in a non-judgmental approach using a curious stance and socratic dialog to elicit elaboration of salient issues, as new insights are uncovered.
My approach aims to enhance awareness of various processes relevant to variables that influence thoughts, emotions, and behavior. As specific content is examined without being stuck in it, learning happens from the actual process. Likewise, psycho-education is a key component of my approach, as new insights and skills are learned, practiced, and honed to produce the desired change.
LMFT - University of Phoenix
Training - DBT treatment, including DBT for substance use disorder
Internship - Imperial County Behavioral Health Anxiety and Depression Clinic
I love spending time with my family, cooking for them, watching movies, riding bike, going to the gym, reading and learning new things.
Man's Search for Meaning, as I feel that I gain new insights or learn new perspectives when I read it again.
I am biased on this one. My favorite non-profit organization is Arc. I worked for Arc in which I developed part of my passion for mental health, as I really enjoyed working with adults with developmental disabilities. I also think this is a much needed organization that provides important services for people with disabilities.
I recharge when I have a good night sleep. However, I also recharge when engaging in a physical activity, have a nice conversation, or eat something healthy and tasty.
I do have dogs and a fish. My favorite pet story was when my wife and I went to pick up our rescue dog. He immediately sat in the front next to me, the driver and did not let my wife seat there, so she had to ride in the back seat. He was constantly checking our interactions, I guess to learn about us and felt that he immediately became part of the family.
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