Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I like to create a sense of safety for clients and draw from a person-centered approach in sessions. This means that I will remain curious about your experience and facilitate discussion which will lead you to discover that you have always held the key to unlocking solutions. I also utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, the Family Systems approach, and Solution Focused Therapy to guide treatment. Every therapist is different. I tend to be somewhat laid back, as I believe clients are the experts on their lives and I want you to know the hour is yours. We will work together as a team to collaborate on treatment goals, address challenges, and resolve issues.
I believe everyone has mental health. The severity and intensity it needs attention varies throughout the life span, just like most things. It takes courage to ask for help and I feel privileged to be in the position to provide you with support and guidance as you work towards feeling like the best version of yourself.
AA - Psychology, Bakersfield College
BA - Psychology, California State University Bakersfield
MS - Counseling Psychology, California State University Bakersfield
I enjoy being outdoors and going for family walks, hiking, yoga, writing, and traveling to new places. I also enjoy spending quality time with my husband, daughter, and dog.
I prioritize being aware of and meeting my core needs, which at times involves communicating my needs to my partner. I also prioritize the things I have learned sustain me and help me to feel expansive.
I recharge best in two ways: unplugged and spending quality time with loved ones so I can be fully present and in the experience; and by taking a drive (or a trip) solo, preferably with the windows down and music up.
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