Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I strongly believe in a collaborative approach, building trust, supporting you where you are at and actively listening to your needs. I never judge and I will work with you to develop the best treatment plan that helps you meet your goals. I use a variety of techniques that include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), solution-focused, mindfulness, strength-based, person-centered, motivational interviewing, and coaching.
MA - Counseling, Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Phoenix
I live in the Bay Area, I am a mom of three (funny) kids, I have a very supportive husband of 20 years, and we have two little dogs. A fun fact that makes me human is my love for Pinterest and coffee. In my downtime, I am quite simple and I try to spend as much time as I can with my family and catching up with friends.
The one thing I do to support my mental health is making sure to start my day with positive thoughts and feelings. This helps keep me in a positive frame of mind for the day.
The book I have thoroughly enjoyed more than once is called Jump by Steve Harvey. This book for me spoke to our ability to have the life we desire. Ask, believe, and you shall receive, but in order to be successful, you have to jump and take risks to have the success you want.
I began my internship training with a non-profit called Love Never Fails. This organization is dedicated to providing services, education, and prevention along with resources for victims of human trafficking.
My family is where I often turn to disconnect from work or I chat with friends. I have my own personal down time but I equally enjoy spending time with my husband and kids. I am quite simple, I love coffee & Pinterest so for me that is a great combination and just enough to recharge my social batteries.
I have two little dogs that we rescued from our local shelter. Our first dog (Craig) we rescued 12 years ago when he was 1 years old. Our second dog (Carly) was also rescued from the shelter 3 years ago. We had hoped they would be friends but actually these two dogs are quite opposite and that alone often provides endless entertainment as we watch them avoid each other peacefully.
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