My approach to psychotherapy is to assist you in developing skills to cope with life stressors, present obstacles, and different traumas. I believe therapy is a journey towards, self-realization, self-compassion, and a life worth living.
I utilize various modalities in practice. I am trained and certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), which is an evidence-based practice to address different types of trauma. I have also been formally trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) which is also an evidenced based practice approach that teaches you ways to be mindful, manage intense emotions, decrease destructive behaviors, and improve relationships in your life. I also utilize patient-centered, strength perspective and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Couples [Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (ICBT)], Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Harm Reduction, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
MSW - Social Work, California State University Fresno
My interest in becoming a LCSW started during my first two years of college when I started working with underserved populations.
I enjoy traveling and reading.
I practice mindfulness daily and spend time with my dog.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, I have read it a few times and according to what is going on in my life at that time the messages I get are different.
Marjoree Mason Center it is a battered women shelter that assists families and children escape from abusive relationships.
I like to take power naps, spend time with my family and my close friends.
I do have a dog. He is bilingual and understands commands in both English and Spanish.
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