Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Harm Reduction, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I aim to help clients improve their mental health and wellness through mindfulness strategies and by incorporating elements of Strength-Based and Solution-Focused therapy. My areas of focus are trauma-informed and mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal therapy, Strength-Based, Solution-Focused, culturally sensitive, stress management, and the mind-body connection.
BA - Psychology, California State University Long Beach
MA - Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University
Working as a mental health therapist has provided me the opportunity to give others life-changing support. I offer space for compassion, inspiration, hope, joy, and laughter and enjoy teaching skills needed to overcome challenges. It is a rewarding experience to have the privilege to partner with others to help them increase their use of healthy coping skills and their strengths to support them in feeling their best so they can do their best.
Engaging in opportunities to expand my creativity that include trying new cooking and baking recipes, interior décor, writing, fashion, dancing, fitness, and taking new classes or trying new experiences.
I strive daily to maintain healthy and fulfilling routines that support an easeful and functional lifestyle. Some of these include reading daily motivational or and devotional readings, practicing mindfulness techniques such as meditation, gratitude journaling, and deep breathing for a few minutes a day, body movement, having a nourishing meal, spending time with friends and family, and embracing laughter and humor, as life will definitely through you curve balls.
Taking social media breaks, exercising, spending time with supportive others, and aromatherapy or spa experiences.
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