Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Harm reduction, Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
My goal is to support you in gaining self-awareness and empower you towards healing in efforts to advance your emotional well-being. I utilize a variety of approaches to help you understand how your past affects who you are today while instilling hope for your future. I hope to make you feel safe, comfortable and heard throughout your therapeutic journey by providing a non-judgmental space to accomplish your individual goals. I specialize in working with adults who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, emotional abuse, and life changes. My passion for becoming a mental health professional comes from my personal life experiences and the empathy I have for others.
BA - Sociology with Minor in Public Affairs, University of California Los Angeles
MSW - Social Work, California State University Fullerton
I became a mental health professional because I am passionate about giving back and supporting others in discovering what they really want for themselves. I want to help others find awareness and repair in any way they see fit. My personal background and experience with therapy help guide me to becoming a mental health professional.
I take daily evening walks to help me re-focus and ground myself.
My favorite organization/non profit is anything that has to do with helping animals. I am a big advocate for animal rescues and I have been rescuing/re-homing animals my entire life. I feel it's important to help the voiceless and animals need a voice/advocate.
I like to recharge by having a peaceful day to myself with a good book and ordering take-out. My day would also consist of watching some of my favorite TV shows/movies and ending the day with a nice bath.
I have 2 rescue dogs named Benny and Lulu that are the light of my life. They bring me consistent joy, laughter and peace. They make coming home the best part of my day.
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