Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Harm reduction, Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I believe therapy is most beneficial when it is a collaborative and transparent process. I regularly employ meditation, mindfulness, music, and role play in therapy. I work from a Humanistic approach which emphasizes a person’s free will and values while also integrating Psychodynamic theory which examines past experiences and how they shape our current life. I provide mental health services in both English and Spanish.
MA - Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University
My passion in the helping profession began when I worked for Saint Agnes Medical Center assisting the homeless and underserved population in Fresno County. I found a great need for mental health services in this community which was a catalyst for me to pursue my education and later earn my Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology.
I enjoy reading, tennis, volleyball, and spending time with family.
I enjoy going to the gym to ground myself each morning.
I always enjoy readings from Irvin Yalom's, Gift of Therapy because it reminds me why I entered the counseling field.
Holy Cross Center for Women has done impactful healing to the community. They focused on change through a non-judgmental approach to those experiencing homelessness.
I enjoy recharging with a trip to the beach.
I have two dogs and over a dozen chickens. I always laugh whenever my chicken's get scared and give a loud cluck.
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