Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i), Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
My years of specialized training and experience have equipped me with skills in various therapeutic approaches. I have a background in treating co-occurring disorders (substance abuse treatment and mental health). I customize my approach to meet the needs and presenting problems of my clients and direct their treatment to establish a therapeutic alliance in order to facilitate the bridge to health.
I continuously strive to maintain an engaging spirit and good humor; I am able to engage clients from various backgrounds in their quest to learn, improve and emerge as more effective human beings. I am able to see and appreciate my clients personal power, unique gifts and assist them in seeing the light out of the darkness.
BA - Social Science, Chapman University
MA - Psychology, Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, Chapman University
I enjoy exercising, walking my dogs, attending concerts and spending time with family and friends
I have found it extremely rewarding to have the opportunity to help play a part in someone's wellness journey.
I mediate and exercise.
The Bible for continued guidance in my spiritual walk.
I am tied for two! Although, there are so many non profits doing great work!
1. The Kingsview Corporation for their continued contribution to the mental health and substance abuse field in our area.
2. The Boys and Girls Club for the enrichment and safe environment provided for our youth across America.
A good nights sleep and music!
Yes, I have two dogs Sadie and Ladie. Miss Ladie was abandoned a month before the world shut down for COVID-19 and enriched our lives during the pandemic. Her photo was entered in Americas Favorite Pet Contest and was voted 4th place in her division.
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