Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I believe therapy should be a safe space for healing. My approach is non-judgmental, compassionate, supportive, and client centered. I work within a holistic, whole person framework, addressing mind, body, emotional, and spiritual interconnectedness, to help clients discover their authentic selves, make meaning of life experiences, become empowered, and heal trauma.
BA - Psychology, San Diego State University
MA - Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology
PhD - Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology
A deep sense of curiosity, and a desire to be in service to others.
Holistic health and healing, advocacy for the environment, women's health, criminal justice reform, child trafficking prevention, healthcare, women's rights, animal rescue and rehabilitation, being in nature, dancing, traveling,
Breathwork, mindfulness, exercise, time with my pets, time in nature.
Awakening the Buddha Within by Lama Surya Das, because it's an excellent book and I wanted to take notes the second time around.
Planned Parenthood, Sandy Hook Promise, Giffords, Roadogs Rescue. Issues I am passionate about.
Time in nature, especially by, on or in water. Time with my dogs, exercise, riding my bike, roller blading.
I have four dogs currently and used to have an animal assisted psychotherapy practice with a real farm pig named Charlie who loved macaroni and cheese, potbelly pigs, goats, and horses. I did pitbull rescue and rehab for many years and also horse rescue and rehab. At one time I had 10 dogs and 10 horses on my ranch in Colorado. Funniest story is when Charlie got out and the neighbors called the cops. I ran over with a bowl of mac and cheese and the cops died laughing and all took pictures with him.
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