Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Harm reduction, Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
My approach to working with clients focuses on offering a warm, compassionate and safe space where clients gain insight into current challenges and develop effective strategies for managing them. I like to partner with clients in creating attainable goals that will guide our work together and help you transition from a negative place to a happier and positive state of well-being. I help my clients make meaningful, authentic, and mindful choices that leave them feeling empowered. During the last 16 years, I have found that once individuals learn how to change their beliefs, thoughts, and attitudes, their feelings, emotions, and actions will become more helpful! Equally important is finding a therapist who is the right fit for you and who can come alongside you during this journey.
As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I help clients who are dealing with issues like depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, relationship problems and life transitions. I am trained and experienced in using various therapeutic frameworks and techniques that I tailor to clients’ needs and treatment goals. Typically, I leverage a combined approach that provides me with the flexibility to adapt to your unique needs and preferences. I will work with you to discover long-standing and deeply-rooted behavior patterns and negative perceptions that might be holding you from experiencing a more fulfilling life.
BA - Psychology, San Francisco State University
MA - Counseling, California State University East Bay
I was intrigued by the art and science of therapy; of how different people experience life and circumstances differently. Having the opportunity to partner with others in the their most vulnerable and personal space and witnessing their struggles, but also their strengths is something that I tremendously appreciate. Knowing that I can help someone and witness their change process, is a great privilege.
I enjoy going on walks, hikes and being outside. I love to travel whenever I get the chance. I also enjoy spending time with my family and dog.
Exercising and taking small walks
Taking time alone for myself, while enjoying some exercise or being out in nature helps me recharge.
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