Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Relational
With over 10 years of experience, I offer a warm, relatable, direct and often humorous approach. I draw from an eclectic array of therapeutic modalities and my approach will vary depending on your specific needs. I focus on treating root causes, not just symptoms.
I believe the highest knowledge of the self comes from within and our life experiences have the power to shape how we relate to ourselves, others and the world around us. Sometimes our experiences have brought pain or other emotions that have caused us to disconnect. I believe we have learned ways to protect ourselves from unbearable pain by denying our true desires, wants, and needs. When we deny parts of ourselves, we suffer, feel lost, stuck, broken, and hopeless. Let’s try something different by dismantling old stories that are not ours to hold, dive into your truth and rewrite the script.
BS - Psychology, San Francisco State University
MSW - Social Work, University of Southern California
My life experiences and innate intuition for healing alongside others has led me to become a therapist.
You can usually find me near a body of water, hiking, or tending to my vegetables in the yard. I enjoy a good cheese plate, trying out a new restaurant on the scene, and listening to live music.
I recharge by being in tuned with what my body needs, which could be sleep, food, play, alone time, and through intimate connection.
I am the proud dog-mom of Raider and Ruby! One of my favorite stories I like to share is how Ruby and I met. My partner and I went on a 3 week vacation, which included a couple of days in Utah. Our hiking plans took a detour after getting rained out and instead visited a local animal shelter just for fun. Without warning, Ruby ran towards me, jumped into my lap, and I knew it was love at first sight. While I was not planning to adopt a dog on my vacation, we drove Ruby 16 hours from Utah back to California to her forever home – and she is my heart.
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