Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Strengths-based
I draw heavily from my training and background providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to children and their families. I am also view my clients from a psychodynamic lens, and apply strategies of Internal Family Systems (IFS) to support clients with the parts of themselves they have shut off or are causing them strife. I also use IFS to explore inner child work and attachment styles.
BA - Language Studies, UC Santa Cruz
MA - Counseling Psychology, University of San Francisco
MA.Ed - Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Counseling, Alliant International University
Dual Teaching Credentials (Education Specialist - Mild/Moderate, Multiple Subject), Dominican University of CA
Traineeship/Associateship, Social Advocates for Youth and School-Based Counseling
Certificate in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
I became a therapist because I have always been drawn to people and their stories. I am fascinated by individuals and am always in awe of what they have endured to become who they are. I love providing help, and a safe place to be seen and heard so that folks can access their own hope and resiliency.
I enjoy walking my dog Frodo, watching cheesy romantic comedies, and going for hikes in the woods.
I love the book No Bad Parts by Richard Schwartz, as I am heavily influenced and fascinated by Internal Family Systems (IFS) or parts work.
If weather permits, I try to take some time to step outside and mindfully take in my surroundings. If that’s not accessible, giving my dog Frodo some pets always helps!
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