Harm Reduction, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I use a client-centered, Psychodynamic approach that pulls from different theoretical orientations, including, but not limited to, psychoanalysis, behavior, and Cognitive therapy. Looking at patients’ early development, childhood, adolescence, and life experiences helps formulate my understanding of their current psychology and behavior. I believe therapy is the interplay of art and science and I strive to ensure my patients are safe, happy, and healthy in and outside of session.
BA - Psychology, University of California Los Angeles
MSW - Social Work, University of Southern California
My interest in mental health stems from growing up with a sister that has many mental health diagnoses.
I enjoy reading, writing poetry, dancing, hiking, swimming, and eating good food with friends and family.
I express gratitude and work out or meditate, depending on the day.
The alchemist because it tells a story of true love.
The Studio for Southern California History because they critically chronicle and share the region's social history in order to foster a sense of place.
I nap as much as possible.
I have a grouchy cat that my neighbor gifted me after my father passed away.
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