Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational interviewing (MI), Solution-focused, Strengths-based, Relational
I utilize an eclectic approach to incorporate a combination of evidence-based practices. I understand we all learn in different way, and our journeys are all unique. My treatment approach includes providing a client centered, trauma-informed, strength based therapeutic style. I will work with you to determine which therapy models are best for you in our work together. I take a whole person approach with an emphasis on the mind and body connection to mental health.
BA - Psychology, California Baptist University
MA - Social Work, University of Southern California
Certificate - EFT/Tapping
I enjoy working with individuals to empower them and heal. I love the idea of us learning and growing together while promoting mental health awareness. We are never done learning!
My interests are traveling, the outdoors, music, and my pets.
I enjoy nature walks with my dog. Spending time outdoors and in nature, along with listening to music of all genres is what I do for self-care. I also use the tapping technique regularly as needed.
I am a volunteer with an animal rescue. I enjoy working with rescues because animals are therapeutic. They provide healing to us, and I enjoy being able to assist in the rescue and rehabilitation process for the animals.
I take breaks and vacations when I can. I enjoy relaxation techniques just as deep breathing exercises. I use tapping regularly as well.
I do have a dog and during pandemic I made an Instagram account for my dog for fun. Through managing his account, it gave me the idea to create a therapy page! So now I run an account to promote mental health.
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