Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Harm reduction, Motivational interviewing (MI), Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I practice from a Humanistic or Person-Centered perspective. This means I believe in the potential and inherent desire of people to grow and develop into their best selves. Many times - whether due to their childhood upbringing, relationships with caregivers and primary attachment figures, their culture, oppression, education/instruction, religious institutions, or beliefs about self - individuals are prevented from developing into their most authentic greater selves. In therapy, clients may uncover and unblock these barriers and find ways to bring them down and overcome them.
I also use Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) techniques, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution-Focused techniques, Harm Reduction, Strengths-Based approach, and Psychodynamic techniques to help clients identify and remove these barriers, live a healthier and improved life, alleviate suffering, have greater optimism, acquire insight, and increase self-awareness as well as self-in-relationship awareness.
I have significant experience working with older populations and gerontology.
MS - Counseling (Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling), San Francisco State University
Clinical Internship, Pacific Institute
Clinical Internship, San Francisco Unified School District
Clinical Internship, New Leaf Services for our Community
Traveling, exercise and gym, learning more about nature.
I recharge by taking long walks as often as I can as a form of moving meditation.