Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Harm reduction, Motivational interviewing (MI), Prolonged exposure (PE)
I have worked in the Mental Health field for over 25 years, I spent the beginning of my career in the community working with the most serious mentally ill helping to keep persons engaged in treatment, housed, off the streets and then to developing new programs that provided more intensive services for these clients. Additionally, I worked with the Psychiatric Mobil Response Team for about 10 years while working in a clinic. In the clinic my roll was to assess clients for services and match them with the best therapist, also seeing my own clients for therapy, groups, and assisting with any case management needs.
My approach has always to begin from where the client is at. I try to draw from a clients strengths and collaborate with them to ensure they understand the process, get their needs met and to clear up any misconceptions they might have, as well as model that this is a process of learning for both the client and therapist. I like to teach skills, give homework but that also understand this is not for everyone. I like for my client to provide feed back at the end of each session to ensure their needs are met and they are being heard.
MSW - Social Work, California State University Long Beach
I always loved to help people and when I became a Social Worker I just knew this is who I am.
I enjoy quilting, traveling and experiencing new cultures and places, hiking, reading, and meeting new people.
Read, exercise, and my brain games.
Devine Secrets of the Yaya Sisterhood.
International Order for Rainbow Girls. They teach girls to live a life of service, speaking public, poise, community and sisterhood.
Sleep, travel, hike and exercise.
No indoor pets at this stage of life, my husband and l help our Community by catching and Spay and Neutering Feral cats.
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