Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Harm Reduction, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
My aim is to help clients understand how their history and programming influences patterns of thought, feeling, and behavior. When insight and self-awareness of these patterns is established, we will develop ways to shift the combination of these things in a direction that is consistent with what is important or helpful.
My experience has primarily been in a variety of outpatient mental health settings, including community mental health, intensive outpatient/partial hospitalization program, primary care integration, and private practice.
MA - Social Work in Mental Health, University of Southern California
PhD - Psychology, California Southern University
Producing and listening to music, bicycles, pour-over coffee and espresso, travel, learning about the world and life.
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz is a succinct, relevant, and easily applicable book to help people recognize how their minds limit them and how to be liberated from this programming. I believe anybody, including psychotherapists, can benefit from the wise words this book has to offer whether these are new concepts or a profound reminder.
National Alliance on Mental Illness. I support their vision and mission to help individuals affected by mental illness be able to live full and meaningful lives.
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