Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Harm reduction, Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I provide a safe therapeutic environment with a focus on developing lifelong skills. Working together, we will formulate attainable goals and strive towards greater self-acceptance. I will invite you to work with a kind curiosity on the journey of self-discovery.
My theoretical orientation is primarily through a humanistic lens using strength-based and solution-focused interventions. I believe every individual has specific needs that can be tailored in a collaborative process through treatment. I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy into my treatment plan, as well as aspects of Psychodynamic Therapy, Positive Psychology, and Mindfulness. I specialize in anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and relationship issues. I have experience working with veterans, children, families, adolescents, and adults struggling with substance abuse.
MA - Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Southern California
My initial motivation to become a mental health professional was because I had the most fantastic school therapist in high school. She was warm, easy to talk to, and truly helped me through something I was going through. She is my inspiration to this day.
I enjoy cooking, hiking, spending time with my dog, gardening, and relaxing at home.
Exercise – either doing a work out, yoga, or taking my dog on a walk.
The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk- because it is so important to the work I do/have done. I have read it at different stages of my career and first in graduate school. Every time I read it, I get something new and different out of it. It is always enlightening.
I recharge by reflecting on what I need. Most often, it is to have a quiet night at home watching TV or doing one of my hobbies. Spending time with friends and family can also help me recharge.
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