Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Harm Reduction, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
My therapeutic style is warm, supportive, authentic, and collaborative. I integrate goal-directed and evidence-based modalities that include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), trauma-informed approaches, mindfulness and other mind-body techniques. I am dedicated to working in collaboration with my clients to learn, grow, and thrive even in the face of adversities.
BS - Organizational Behavior, University of San Francisco
MA - Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology
PsyD - Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology
In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, socializing, creative arts, music, movies, motor-sports, yoga, meditation, sailing, skateboarding, and surfing.
I go surfing! Overall, however, the things I do to recharge varies. Sometimes I need to connect and engage with friends, family, and community, while other times I need a bit of space and solitude.
I have a dog. She is a 10-pound terrier mix. She takes her job as a dog very seriously. She has also mastered the art of Jedi-mind tricks - getting her way with a singularly intense, laser-like stare.
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