Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Prolonged Exposure
I have experience working with the entire spectrum of mental health diagnosis. Issues can include anxiety, depression, trauma, culture and intersectionality struggles, interpersonal conflict, anger management struggles, and/ or mood disorders.
My theoretical base comes from a number of therapy types. This includes cognitive reframing & Dialectical Interventions such as emotional regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and mindfulness. I also treat anxiety, depression, grief & complex traumas, help clients better manage impulsivity or anger, and assist clients through transitional phases in life. In conclusion, my goal is to help people seeking to be the best version of themselves, better cope with symptoms, and/ or simply improve their life.
MSW - Social Work, California State University Dominguez Hills
I became a therapist due to a mixture of experiences including being raised in Oakland, personal experiences in my family, and in my professional experience as a counselor. The common denominator was mental health in all of the aforementioned situations and I wanted to a resource of helping to heal some of the dynamics I've seen in my community, family, and previous jobs as I grew into who I am today.
I enjoy sports, hip hop, traveling, and financial literacy.
Go to the gym.
The autobiography of Samora Machel because I can relate to it and it inspired me.
East Oakland Community Project, because of the work they do in serving the East Oakland community.
Spending time with family/ friends.
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