I have been working in the mental health field for over 20 years. I have depth in experience and understanding of struggles that people face in their daily lives. My therapy style is warm and relationally based. I also use a solution-focused approach which focuses on individual's strengthens and resources to build upon tools and techniques that will last long after therapy is completed.
I also integrate a Cognitive Behavioral approach to help individuals identify where they might be struggling with achieving their goals and improving their overall emotional health. I believe that taking care of yourself can enable you to live your best life.
BA - Child Development, California State University Chico
MSW - Social Work, California State University Sacramento
I became a mental health professional because I enjoy working with people and learning about their lives. I am compassionate about supporting individual's through life's challenges.
I love to spend time with my husband and two kids. We enjoy watching movies, cooking, going for walks, and traveling together. I also enjoy spin classes, hanging out with friends, and swimming.
I think one thing that really helps my mental health is spending time outdoors. Connecting with nature and friends, practicing mindfulness, and self care routines are very important on a daily basis.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo - I thoroughly enjoyed this book because the author's main characters were complicated. The story slowly peeled layers of someone's life that took many twists and unexpected turns.
I love non-profits that focus on children and families lives and my favorite local non-profit is Kids First. I like this non-profit because they provide mental health support for both kids and adults who otherwise may not be able to afford services.
I recharge through getting a good night's sleep, having down time and scheduling time to exercise.
We have a rescue cat named Ninja. He is quite the handful thus the name Ninja.
If you or someone you know is experiencing an emergency or crisis and needs immediate help, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Here are some additional crisis resources.