Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Harm Reduction, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I have a holistic/client-centered approach to therapy, and I utilize various techniques that promote a strength-based recovery to assist clients in developing and living more healthy and functional life. I also have trainings in evidenced-based practices such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Seeking Safety (Trauma and Substance Abuse) and Interpersonal Therapy. I’m eclectic in my theoretical framework, and the techniques I utilize in treatment are determined to aid each client individually based on their needs. My mantra is empowering and motivating, to prompt a mental shift resulting in inside-out change. I believe in collaborative individualized treatment plans helping people overcome fears, negative beliefs, and maladaptive behaviors that present barriers in successfully achieving their goals in relationships, finances, education, career, health.
I have over 12 years of experience working with individuals, families, and intimate partners in various settings including field-based, inpatient, and outpatient settings who present with moderate to severe mental health conditions that include mood disorders, existential and codependency issues, schizophrenia disorders and substance use disorders. Furthermore, I have extensive experience working with victims of human trafficking, sex and relationship issues, life phase changes, daily-living issues and vocational stressors, LGTBQ+, domestic violence victims. In addition, I have experience working with trauma, self-harming behaviors, suicidality, grief and loss.
MA - Psychology, Ryokan College
PsyD - Psychology, Ryokan College
My interest in the complexity of the human mind led me to further explore a career in mental health. I believe in whole body healing which includes mind, body, spiritual.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with family, dancing, hiking, watching a good movie, and playing with my dogs.
In order to be in my best mental and emotional state I spend quality time with my family.
I have read The Alchemist more than once, because it talks about discovering of one's destiny and realization of dreams.
My favorite non-profit is EveryOne Free, a non-profit focused on eliminating human trafficking locally and afar.
I enjoy listening to music, watching movies (mostly medieval), and walking.
I have two dogs, (a Lab mix and a Chihuahua) my favorite is how they are best friends and enjoy sleeping together.
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