Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Harm reduction, Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Solution-focused, Strengths-based
Seeking support takes a lot of courage, and you should be proud of yourself for taking the first step towards building awareness into your own thought processes and behaviors.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in California with over 9 years of clinical experience working in university college counseling centers and various teletherapy platforms. I understand how experiences and life transitions can increase stress and begin to impact emotional well-being, relationships, or individual performance.
I utilize evidence-based practices to help individuals alleviate and manage unhelpful thoughts or behaviors that get in the way of everyday life and tasks. My counseling style is warm, empathic, interactive, and engaging. While my approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and solution-focused treatment, it is important that the treatment plan meets your specific goals and areas of focus. I work from a strength-based collaborative approach to empower individuals to be involved in their own process of change and growth
I look forward to supporting you, and working with you every step of the way.
BA - Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California Irvine
PsyD - Clinical Psychology, Alliant International University
I am passionate about helping others, and connecting with people through therapy. It is a privilege to be a part of someone's journey. It was important for me to bring more diversity into the field of mental health, which is why I became a psychologist.
I enjoy spending time with family, exploring nature, being outdoors, trying new restaurants, and traveling.
I reflect on the day: strengths, what I accomplished, what made me happy, and what I'm proud of.
I recharge by taking frequent breaks that include drinking water, stretching, and taking a few quick breaths.
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