Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP or EXRP), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational interviewing (MI), Solution-focused
One thing I’ve learned through the years is that improving how we perceive ourselves can be the most powerful tool we have for positive change and growth. My first priority is to provide you support, to understand your greatest concerns, how your life has been impacted and to then create a plan with you to meet your goals. Depending on your needs, we may utilize several different modalities of treatment. Therapy is a collaborative journey and it’s not all science. It requires a strong therapeutic relationship built on trust, compassion, and understanding. I will strive to bring those essential aspects to every therapeutic relationship.
MA - Psychology, California State University San Bernardino
It was such a gradual progression, I'm not certain. As an introverted youth, people shared a lot of personal concerns. I was a good listener, empathetic and insightful (I hope). People have always fascinated me - we are so complex. Today I understand that many issues that arose in my family dynamics and environment consumed much of my energy and processing. Having invested so much thought, energy and angst into resolving my own issues it feels natural to want to assist others in the process, especially having found tools that work.
My growing kids (soon to be out of the nest); Zumba; hoping to get back to playing guitar, traveling, seeing friends more often.
Working out; mediation (trying for daily).
Workout, talk to a friend, step outside and breathe.
I have an adorable tuxedo cat named Theo. When he was newly adopted and tiny, my daughter was getting dressed for Halloween. She was dressed as a cat, with ears and a tail...Theo took one look at her and flew off in a panic and tried to escape through a closed window :( In later weeks when he came across parts of her costume strewn on the floor he would attack each piece (especially the ears) getting his revenge.
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