With over 10 years of clinical experience, my warm, gentle, and compassionate personality mixed with a "let's call it what it is" twist in sessions has helped me to work effectively with a wide range of adults experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, life transition, to relationship and communication problems. My role as a therapist is that of a listener, a collaborative problem solver, and a teacher/coach to help you better understand yourself and learn skills to regulate your emotions and behaviors. I gravitate towards a mixture of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, solution-focused, and eye-movement de-sensitization reprocessing (EMDR) in my practice because each client is unique in their walk of life and there is no one-size-fits-all therapy.
BA - Psychology, California State University Fresno
MA - Marriage and Family Therapy, California State University, Fresno
Starting from a young age, life had a way of drawing me close to those who were in pain. My compassion and non-judgmental perspective on life and people allowed people to open up freely to me. I saw firsthand the impact and importance of being present for someone during some of their most vulnerable moments.
I love spending time and traveling with my husband and two dogs.
Take a mindful walk.
Atomic Habits by James Clear. It has changed my life in the way I perceive building healthy habits.
I travel to the mountains or ocean to break away from all the hustle and bustle of life.
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