Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Harm Reduction, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Relational, Strengths-based
I have worked in a wide variety of environments and with a wide variety of clients, including those in outpatient settings and with adolescents in a residential treatment facility. I am a strength-based therapist that works to empower her clients. I provide clients with a safe, non-judgmental space where they can more deeply examine their inner feelings and find ways to overcome life's challenges. My specialties include trauma-informed care, crisis stabilization, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused therapy, Positive Psychology, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I am mindful of each client's unique and individual experience in and outside of therapy, and I hold compassion for the many roadblocks clients may face. I hope to help you along your journey of self-discovery, and to always provide you with a place where you can feel heard and understood.
MS - Marriage and Family Therapy, California State University Chico
I became a mental health professional after my own life changing experience in therapy. I regularly attended therapy in my late teens and early 20s, and my entire perspective was changed. I gained confidence, a voice, learned to set boundaries, and was driven to provide the same gift of therapy to others.
Outside of work, I love to hike, go on bike rides with my partner, draw and paint, travel, bake treats for my friends, and kickbox!
On the daily, I try to do some kind of physical movement in order to help burn off any anxiety or stress from the busy work day. I also will usually catch up on a favorite TV show and get into some comfy PJS in order to fully unwind.
I absolutely love the book, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. It is so captivating, well written, and a total page turner! I can't recommend it enough!
I have an adorable 11-year-old kitty named Bailey! My favorite story about her was that when I use to commute an hour each way to work, every night when I would come home, she would run up to my car to greet me. It was so cute!
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