Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I consider myself to be a solution-focused therapist. I practice results-driven therapy, which means we will complete assessments regularly to make sure you are getting the results that you desire. I have extensive experience treating trauma of all kinds including sexual assault, childhood trauma, single incident trauma, survivors of mass shootings, intimate partner violence, birth trauma, infertility, and cumulative career stress.
I work with adults and young adults who are motivated to feel better. I have worked with first responders and their families, as well as victims of crime for my entire career and I am able to provide culturally competent care to these populations.
BA - Business Management Economics, University of California Santa Cruz
MA - Clinical Psychology, National University
I became a mental health professional because I wanted to help people in all honesty. I wanted my career and life's work to make a difference in the world, that whole leave a place better than you found it mentality. I enjoy working with trauma because it is resolvable; people can feel better and move forward with proper treatment.
I make sure I go outside for a walk every day. I enjoy early morning and sunset walks and hiking when it's cool outside.
I have read Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl several times. It is a good reminder that we can find light in the bleakest of landscapes if we focus our intention.
My favorite non-profit to work with is No Silence No Violence, it is an organization that helps women and families recover from domestic violence. I love supporting an organization that helps people at what is often the worst point in their lives, and expects nothing in return.
I recharge through creativity. I like to write, sew, bake, craft, design, draw, paint, and cook.
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