Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
My style is an honest approach to a client-centered model that allows for the client to guide the direction with my support. Together we can navigate through some of today’s hurdles and stress such as depression/anxiety, trauma, relationship/communication issues, loss/grief/bereavement, and family conflict. With the mutual understanding that we may not be able to change certain aspects of our life, I am here to help you process, adjust expectations, cope, improve communication skills, set boundaries, and strengthen your resilience.
My skillset utilizes Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused Techniques, Motivational Interviewing, and a Strength-Based approach. My goal is to help clients identify and remove barriers that may be hindering a healthier and improved life by working to increase optimism, self-awareness, and maintenance for a strong sense of self.
BA - Psychology, California State University, Fullerton
MS - Social Work, Azusa Pacific University
As a child, I was diagnosed with a rare chronic illness. During that time, I realized the importance of one's mental and emotional wellbeing to deal with the unexpected stressors of life. As a result of this situation, I became passionate about helping others who may be experiencing moments of uncertainty, stress, depression, and anxiety.
My interest outside of work include spending time with my friends and family, being active (ie. snowboarding, golfing, and exercising), watching movies, and being outside.
It is important for me to recharge daily. One thing that I do daily to help support my well-being is doing at least one activity for myself, whether it be going to the gym, cooking dinner, watching my favorite show, or walking my dog. I find doing at least one thing for myself everyday helps to support my mental and emotional health and recharge me for the next day to come.
Yes, I love animals and especially dogs. Currently, I have one dog, but looking to get another soon. I just love how a dog lights up when you get home from being out of the house, whether its for 5 minutes or 8 hours. I believe dog's are such a great companion.
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