Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
I am here to support you develop life-changing habits to cope with any of life’s various obstacles. My therapy sessions are designed to dissect personal issues and provide effective tools to help you make practical choices. My mission is to provide the utmost care for you and help you overcome internal struggles that hinder you from living in the present. I am here to support you heal wounds in your life by updating outdated thoughts and befriending symptoms.
I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and vagus nerve exercises to befriend symptoms. You will learn how to live in the moment, regulate emotions, develop effective ways to cope with stress, and improve relationships with others. EMDR helps create connections between your brain’s memory networks, allowing your brain to heal wounds and increase self-confidence.
The sacred privilege of being a therapist is building a relationship. Through the therapeutic process, you will become empowered and recognize the value of self-compassion to overcome the effects of trauma, depression, and anxiety-related concerns. I promote the use of the curious mind as life unfolds in real-time. The goal is to integrate and not eliminate.
BA - Family Science, California State University Fresno
MA - Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy option, California State University Fresno
I became a mental health professional because of my own experiences and struggles. The most rewarding part of being a therapist is knowing that I can help someone feel seen and heard. I am a firm believer that people help people.
My favorite form of self-care is spending time with my husband and our fur baby, Ace. We enjoy going on road trips, going to the beach and camping.
I practice 5-10 minutes of daily mindfulness a day to support my mental health. I constantly practice self-compassion in moments of distress.
I have appreciated the book The Knight in Rusty Armor by Robert Fisher. It is a quick read and a powerful read. I recommend this book to all of my patients.
I had the privilege of working at Marjaree Mason Center. This center supports ending domestic violence. Providing support to the direct and indirect survivors of abuse. This organization also provides support to abusers to assist in making more effective choices in life.
I spend time with my loved ones, love going to the park and being in my hammock.
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