Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused
Rarely does life provide easy answers. If you find yourself wondering about how to move forward and live a fulfilling and meaningful life, it is my aim to help facilitate that wrestling process. I believe that anyone can learn how to ask themselves good questions, to understand themselves at a deeper level, and change their behaviors to be more in line with their true values and goals.
My experience working in medical clinics has shaped the way that I engage with clients through a holistic approach. Working in multiple settings across many different states has deepened my appreciation for the diversity of experiences that make our lives beautiful and that can also leave us wounded. My goal is to help clients increase their capacity to hold the complexity of their stories and to develop in their confidence and ability to live life to the fullest.
MA - Clinical Psychology, Biola University Rosemead School of Psychology
PhD - Clinical Psychology, Biola University Rosemead School of Psychology
I started my journey into the mental health profession after graduating undergrad because I was looking for a career that could blend my desire to help people with my love of getting to know others deeply. As I continued to learn more and immerse myself in the field, I was constantly encouraged by the breadth of knowledge that psychology covers and the diverse toolsets that clinical psychology offers.
Cooking, board games, table top role playing games, podcasting
Sleep at least 8 hours. I am very protective of my sleep.
Ender's Game. One of the few books I have ever reread and continue to read again. It's partly nostalgia mixed with tactical fantasy and political intrigue in a very easy to read package.
Homeboy Industries. I find their mission genuine, respectful, and humanizing. They see the best in those who are often overlooked by society and do not force anyone to receive their services. They empower people to contribute to their community and to share their own stories.
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