Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERP or EXRP), Prolonged Exposure, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
Therapy is challenging as it puts one in a vulnerable position. I believe it takes courage and a willingness to confront challenges in one’s life. To do so, my therapeutic approach takes a non-judgmental, compassionate, and curious stance to foster safety to grow and take on challenges yet feel accepted in where you are.
My therapeutic approach is grounded in an integration of clients’ unique backgrounds, clinical expertise, and evidence-based treatments. With a mix of both my therapeutic approach and training, I hope to foster a collaborative relationship that is built on trust and safety to empower my clients to utilize skills learned in therapy to effectively manage their presenting issues.
BA - Psychology, University of California Los Angeles
MA - Clinical Psychology, Rosemead School of Psychology
PsyD - Clinical Psychology, Rosemead School of Psychology
I have always been interested on how ones' history has an impact on their present lives. They are not defined by their histories, however, better understanding of this can lead to insight and change. I find the blend of the “light bulb” or “aha” moment and the changes that one makes both encouraging and fulfilling.
I am a nature lover. I enjoy backpacking in the sierras and going to the beach quite therapeutic. Traveling and spending time with friends.
Spending time with my very active dog, mindfulness and meditation.
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