Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERP or EXRP), Harm Reduction, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
My approach is warm, collaborative, and respectful. I believe in joining with clients through supportive, non-judgemental interactions, to help clients to better understand themselves and their experiences, and to help foster skills and tools to improve coping in the face of challenges.
MSW - Social Work, University of California Berkeley
When I'm not working I am enjoying time outside either hiking, exploring the beach, or local parks, or I'm playing around with new recipes in the kitchen.
One thing that I have gotten in the habit of doing to support my own well-being is taking a few minutes to identify what I am thankful for. Especially on days that feel harder, this can bring me back to a more peaceful and grounded mental space.
Being outside is my best medicine! I love the feeling of the sun and the sound of the rain. Any time I am having a hard day or feeling drained even a few minutes outside can usually make me feel a little better.
I currently have two sweet kitties, Wiley and Phoebe, who are snuggly and playful, though have very different personalities. I have always dreamed of running a rescue shelter for strays and often have to fight the urge to fill my home with dogs.
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