Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational interviewing (MI), Strengths-based, Relational
In this therapy journey, you will find me as a warm, accepting guide who will work with you to find healing and hope. I believe firmly in the importance of relationship and connection with your therapist as a vehicle to healing and lasting change.
As we walk together, I will take care to employ a trauma-informed lens since I believe our pasts have a profound impact on our present and our futures. Using this trauma-informed lens, I will be mindful of your current triggers, taking care to move at a pace that feels right to you while also empowering you to take steps towards your future goals. As a bicultural clinician, I welcome all variations of cultural expression and enjoy working with members of both the BIPOC community and the LGBTQ community.
While my core approach is informed by DBT, CBT, and EMDR, I also frequently incorporate practices for mindfulness and self-compassion as well as techniques from art therapy and Sandtray play therapy into treatment.
BA - Human Development, University of California, San Diego
MS - Social Work (Concentration in Mental Health), Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis
I enjoy reading a good book, taking walks out in nature, and spending time with close friends. I also enjoy piecing quilts and have recently been working on organizing a craft room for this purpose.
I incorporate humor into my day everyday, whether that is through watching a funny show, playing with my cat, or laughing with a family member (or client!) about the absurdities of life. For me, laughter is often the best medicine!
When I need solitude, walking by the lake or spending time out in nature recharges me. When I need connection, a deep conversation with a good friend gives me new energy and revitalization.
I am an animal lover and have had pets in my home for as long as I can remember. Recently, I introduced my cat to Cat TV on YouTube. She has now started to come running and sit at attention in front of the TV as soon as she hears me turn it on to see if it will be her channel.
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