Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP or EXRP), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Solution-focused
I have 13 years of experience in mental health and more than 20 years of experience in social work. I have worked with various populations and all forms of mental health struggles. My approach to therapy is meeting the client where they are at and working with them to build a plan of treatment that works for them. I have specialized training in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Exposure Response Prevention. I'm also a certified yoga instructor.
My style is very directive offering advice and teaching you skills that offer rapid and long-term change. Because of my extensive experience, I have many tools in my tool belt to share with you and help you not only feel better but build a life that is sustainably happier for you.
MSW - Social Work, California State University, Bakersfield
From the time I was a young girl, I felt called to help people as best as I could. Friends would ask for advice and support and I enjoyed being able to help them. I knew from a young age that I was meant to be a therapist.
I'm a nature junkie. I live outside of a National Park and I spend as much time as I can walking my dogs in nature, kayaking in one of the many rivers, or in my garden. I'm also a foodie and fully enjoy trying and preparing new foods for my loved ones.
My morning starts with a coffee and some inspirational reading followed by a combination of breathwork and mindful meditation. Some mornings I feel led to journal others I do some yoga or go for a walk. Time in nature is something that always fuels me! I'm also extremely blessed to have an amazingly supportive family who I love spending time with. Life is about balance and finding the things that bring you joy and support your overall wellness.
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