Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Harm reduction, Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who approaches therapy with a trauma informed and culturally sensitive lens. I have been a resident of Los Angeles for five years, and in 2018 I earned my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California. Since graduating I have worked extensively in community mental health settings with adults diagnosed with substance use disorders and severe and persistent mental illnesses, as well as survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse.
In my private practice, my clients present with a wide array of clinical concerns, including life transitions, identity issues, and mental disorders. I understand the role that one's identity plays into one's life experience. Whatever your identity may be, I will treat you with dignity and respect, and I maintain a non-judgmental attitude in my work with my clients.
BA - Sociology, University of Oklahoma
MSW - Social Work, University of Southern California
Internship at Peace Over Violence
Internship at Volunteers of America
When I am not working I enjoy writing, interior decorating/design, and going indoor bouldering. When I have the time I also enjoy traveling, trying new restaurants, and thrifting with friends.
Homelessness is a cause I am extremely passionate about and I spent over four years working in homeless services providing direct service to clients. Previously I worked at a homeless service organization called The People Concern, which seeks to extend services to individuals experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles. Through outreach, case management and mental health intervention, The People Concern works to move clients into permanent supportive housing.
Recharging my batteries is important so that I can continue to hold space and be present for others. I practice mindfulness and meditation to help me remain grounded. I use writing to help me process and express my thoughts and feelings, taking inventory of them to ensure they remain my own. I also appreciate down time at home with my cat and on the weekend I like to go hiking or climbing.
I have a Sphynx cat named Jupiter who enjoys going on walks at the park and loves meeting new friends. Jupiter loves to watch TV on the couch and oddly likes being taunted by the pigeons outside on the balcony!
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