Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Strengths-based, Solution-focused
I have been working with people that are negotiating changes in their lives for over 30 years. I believe that when people are at a crossroads in life, or suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, or a loss, it can feel very overwhelming. I believe it takes courage to reach out and seek support, and my goal is to create a safe space to help people open up and find ways to approach issues that are causing distress.
My therapy approach is warm, interactive, and engaged. I utilize many different therapeutic modalities based on what works best for the person seeking therapy. I utilize evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I also use Mindfulness Training and values exploration in my work.
BSW - Social Work, California State University Sacramento
MSW - Social Work (Concentration on Mental Health), California State University Sacramento
I love to travel and can't wait for the world to open up again. I am a beach person, and enjoy being at the ocean. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends and trying out new recipes. I like music, concerts and theater. I love walking the dogs and enjoying nature.
Stretching. I spend a lot of time on the computer and stretching is so relaxing and necessary. I practice gratitude and mindfulness to keep stress under control.
Weekend getaways, binge watching Netflix, laughing.
I am a big animal fan. Currently I have 2 dogs. One is a 125-pound American Bulldog rescue who thinks he is a lap dog, and one is 25-pound Chug rescue who thinks he is a big dog. I am obsessed with Pugs and have been fortunate to have been able to live with two of them throughout the years. Growing up I spent summers in the country at my grandparents' house where we were fortunate to have horse, cows, pigs, sheep, goats and chickens to play with.
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