Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I believe that to become better versions of ourselves, we must first work towards healing and processing our past wounds. Sometimes our wounds and past traumas can hold us back from being better partners, parents, and individuals. I need to provide you with a safe and nurturing environment to heal and grow. My focus throughout the past years has been providing culturally responsive care as well as LGBTQ+ affirming care while working with clients toward their goals, building upon their strengths, and facilitating an environment for growth toward self-acceptance and self-empowerment.
My experience within the field has allowed me to work with individuals who experience issues related to depressed mood, anxiety, perinatal/postpartum mood disorders, grief and loss, relational struggles, trauma, domestic violence, racial trauma, and life adjustments and transitions.
I acknowledge that taking the first step in reaching out for therapy requires immense courage and vulnerability. I would be honored to work with you on your journey toward healing and self-acceptance.
MS - Counseling, California State University, Fresno
My passion for entering the field of mental health was shaped by my desire to make a difference in the lives of individuals by helping them to facilitate their own healing and growth toward self-acceptance. I have seen the impact that mental health can have on individuals and their families, from both my lived and professional experiences, specifically within the BIPOC community. I aim to provide a nurturing and safe space for my clients to have a transformative experience as they work to address their personal needs, feelings, and goals to live a more fulfilling life. It is an honor to walk alongside others, who are learning to embrace their vulnerability, on their path to overall wellness.
I love spending time with my family and friends. I usually always have a lunch date scheduled with a friend or group of friends on Fridays. I'm a huge baseball fan…go Dodgers! I also enjoy traveling around California including trips to the beach, Universal Studios, Dodger Stadium, and of course…Disneyland!
My favorite non-profit organization is the Marjaree Mason Center (MMC). I had the privilege of completing my internship hours at this organization, as well as beginning my clinical professional career here. My time spent serving individuals and their families were so rewarding. I love MMC's mission to support and empower individuals and their children that are impacted by domestic violence through education and advocacy.
I truly believe that laughter is the best medicine for a variety of different things. So I enjoy doing anything that makes me laugh, whether that's spending time joking and laughing with family or friends, scrolling through TikTok, or watching a feel-good movie or TV show.
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