As a licensed clinical social worker with more than 10 years working with physical and behavioral health, I find it an honor to join you on your journey with an eclectic mix of mindfulness, cognitive processing, motivational interviewing and solution focused treatment. I want to move you forward from emotional trauma that may show up as panic, anxiety, depression and distressing impulses. I will listen with empathy and build rapport as I map out a course of treatment that help you live a better life.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Couples [Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (ICBT)], Harm Reduction, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
BS - Sociology, University of California Riverside
MSW - Social Welfare, University of California Riverside Los Angeles
I came into the field of mental health after being in the Navy for seven-plus years. I am someone who grew up in a poorer community and had older brothers who were twins getting into legal trouble because they had mental health needs that were not addressed and seen as a stigma. I know how important it is to have self-determination and not be judged.
Outside of work, I enjoy traveling, reading, completing puzzles and spending time with my husband.
I spend time with my husband and we walk the dog.
Travel, reading, doing puzzles and relaxing in the pool.
I inherited a dog from my youngest son. My favorite story about my Baloo is how he likes to lay on the couch with his head on the back and look at you with his big brown eyes.
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