Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Harm reduction, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I come from a trauma-informed theoretical orientation. I believe that attachment is often the root of many challenges. I work from a cognitive-behavioral lens with a narrative approach. I am informed by psychodynamic and social-emotional developmental models (Piaget, Erickson, Freud, Maslow). I also use techniques and interventions integrating art, worksheets, media, and psychoeducational books or articles. I have training in motivational interviewing, adoption competency certification, ASIST suicide training, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, psychodynamic, art, and narrative therapies.
Ultimately though, rapport and relationship are the building blocks of a strong therapeutic alliance and identifying the client’s theory of change and providing treatment through the lens that they most identify with is the approach I take and why I have an eclectic therapeutic repertoire.
BSW - Social Work, California State University of Sacramento
BA - Deaf Studies, California State University of Sacramento
MSW - Social Work, California State University of Sacramento
Internship - NorCal Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Internship - The Children's Receiving Home of Sacramento
I am wife and mother of five. We have a combined family of adopted children, step-children, miscarriage, and biological children. I enjoy reading personal development books, playing mystery games and cards with friends, baking new recipes and am dedicated to investing in the lives of others and ever-continuing my own personal growth journey.
There is not just one thing, I have my own mentors in my life to help keep me on track and balance. I look at decisions in life to make sure I'm living through my values. I read, listen to success principle-based audios, pray, and breathe.
How to Win Friends and Influence People. For one, the suggestion of the book is to read every chapter twice. For two, it’s an incredible work of how to be a genuinely good human and develop people skills that have been so lost in the generations since it was written. It’s also very timeless in it’s authoring, the topics written so long ago are just as applicable today as they were then.
Food for the Poor - they have an amazing mission and they make the directionality of your gift very transparent. You can gift a water pump for a thirsty village, school supplies for a child, a cow for a family, or rice and beans for a hungry child. It shows the need and lets you fill it.
I bake sweets, cook my way through a Magnolia Table, sing praise and worship songs, have dance parties in my kitchen, cozy up by a fire with a book or a game or cup of coffee. I spend time with my husband and friends. If we can get away to the beach that always recharges my batteries. I'll take a good chair massage or watch "The Office."
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