Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP or EXRP), Harm reduction, Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Solution-focused, Strengths-based
My approach to therapy is collaborative, client-centered, compassionate, and non-judgmental. I meet clients where they are at and help guide them to where they want to be.
I draw upon evidence-based practices including mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and tailor these approaches to each client. I help individuals recognize and harness their own personal strengths while learning new ways to challenge negative thought patterns and unhealthy behaviors that can keep us feeling stuck, depressed, and anxious.
BS - Psychobiology, University of California, Los Angeles
MS - Clinical Psychology, Palo Alto University
PsyD - Clinical Psychology, Palo Alto University
I love nature and spending time outdoors. I enjoy running, hiking, biking, tennis, and spending time with my family. I also love traveling and experiencing new places and cultures.
I try listen to my body everyday and use that as a guide to my wellbeing. I find that helps me to eat well, rest when needed, exercise, have fun, and live a balanced life.
Siddhartha. I read this more than once as a kid and it resonated with me. The messages on suffering and happiness have informed my work as a therapist.
Take mini-vacations, lay in the sun, get immersed in a good book or TV show, connect with friends
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