Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Solution-focused
Sometimes life feels like it sucks. And sometimes we feel like we suck. And sometimes it feels like life sucks all the time and so do we. Yes, I am a therapist, but I am a human being first and I promise to treat you like one.
I use proven methods grounded in research and evidence to help pinpoint the roots of problems and find ways to try and solve them. I believe that knowledge is very important, and I try my best to provide my clients with important information that will help them reach their goals. I have a casual, laid-back conversational, and authentic style. I pride myself on authenticity. Basically, I keep it real.
Stigma often plays a role in seeking therapy, especially for men. I have experience working with men, especially men of color, who may be in therapy for the first time. I look forward to collaborating with you to develop the awareness and skills needed to deal with the stresses of work, relationships, self-esteem, and other difficult life transitions and challenges.
MA - Marriage & Family Therapy, University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education
I take time to connect with nature on a daily basis whether that's laying in the sun listening to the birds or taking in the smells of redwood trees on a walk.
My favorite non-profit is Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind and Visually Impaired. EHC is a summer camp for blind and visually impaired children, teens, adults, and families located in the gorgeous Napa Valley. EHC has helped thousands of individuals in countless ways in their 70 years of operation.
My ideal ways of recharging are spending time with loved ones, shooting hoops, watching sports, and camping.
My dog is Gusty is truly one of the greatest joys of my life. He is a 75 lb German Shepherd who is not only my pet, but my seeing eye dog. He's a best friend, helper, and a personal body guard all wrapped in one. One of my favorite stories about Gusty is the time that is funnier now than when it happened. Gusty is that dog that has been skunked in the face. Not too long ago I let Gusty out in the yard like always and the rest is history. Long story short, my house and Gusty smelled like skunk for about a month.
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