Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Gottman method couples therapy, Integrative behavioral couple therapy (IBCT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I work with those struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance use, and relational issues. I gravitate toward using Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Gottman methods in my approach to build understanding of your inner dialogue, your values, and how to create more fulfillment in your life. While working with couples, I support building trust through assertion practice, role playing, shifting toward appreciation, and improving communication techniques especially when in conflict.
My therapeutic style is a balance of building trust through understanding and asking intentional questions to get to the heart of the issue. My approach integrates processing unaddressed emotions, challenging unhelpful narratives, and building new strategies to manage life stressors in its many stages.
BA - Psychology with a Minor in Education, University of California Santa Barbara
MA - Marriage and Family Therapy, California State University Dominguez Hills
I enjoy helping others and being part of their journey, whether they are seeking personal growth or working to better their relationships. It is an honor and a privilege.
Spending time with my family, beach volleyball, tennis, and going to the beach.
Exercise and connecting with others.
The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle. I appreciate the wisdom of this book and get deeper understanding each time I read it.
Water is an organization that brings clean, safe, drinking water to people in developing countries. I appreciate this organization's overall goal as well as their accountability and transparency, with 100% of donations going to clean water.
I recharge by going to the beach or reading a good book.
I have one dog. She has boundless energy and hasn't met a person or pet that she doesn't love. When I take her to the dog beach she takes off like a rocket ship to say hello to everyone nearby. In our family, she is like our little disco ball.
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