Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I strongly believe that the quality of the client-therapist relationship is a powerful asset to change and that client-therapist collaboration in the therapy process, a warm working relationship, and agreement on goals provide the best outcomes. I see my clients as their own experts in their lives and my role is to inspire, guide, educate, support, coach, and encourage.
I believe in staying active during the session, providing immediate feedback, and assisting in problem-solving. My experience is that clients are more likely to engage in the therapeutic process when they are heard, "seen," affirmed, and understood. I believe a strong therapeutic relationship can empower my clients, restore hope, and enable each person to tap into their full potential.
PhD - Counseling Psychology, Washington State University
My interests outside of work are hiking and photography.
I run 5 miles every day to maintain emotional and physical balance.
I have read the book Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl more than once because of the message of hope. The message of the book is about life's suffering and how we cannot avoid them, but we can choose how we cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose.
My favorite non-profit organization is NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). It provides advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that all individuals and their families affected by mental illness can build better lives.
I recharge each day by hiking and spending time with my family.
I have a Poodle/Shih Tzu named Milo. He loves eating and will do just anything for his human brother and sister to give him food.
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