Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Harm reduction, Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Strengths-based
My clinical focus is on Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Adjustment, Parenting/Family and cultural Issues. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), and Stress Management. I have 10 years of experience working with clients from various backgrounds with anxiety, depression, loss, family issues, and life transitions.
My counseling approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and trauma-informed care. I am a collaborative and goal-focused clinician who understands that we all have our own unique life experiences and challenges. I will work with you to help get clarity on your needs at this moment and help identify your goals in treatment.
BA - Sociology, California State University Long Beach
BS - Criminal Justice, California State University Long Beach
MA - Counseling Psychology, California Baptist University
Like many, I became a mental health professional to help people. I am Latina and a first-generation college student. Growing up in such a diverse city has given me perspective as an individual and as a clinician. I would like to use that to help others feel seen, heard and understood.
I've read The Alchemist twice because it helps to reflect on life's purpose. I have also read the Hunger Games series more than once because of the new book.
I love going to the beach and watching the sunset. I also enjoy my dogs, hiking, trying new foods, exploring different restaurants and coffee shops.
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