Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I have extensive experience addressing trauma in women who have been victims of domestic violence. My approach is mostly Psychodynamic with Cognitive Restructuring to help these victims process their past trauma and gain insight into establishing healthy boundaries. This approach has helped many clients gain self-confidence and self-empowerment to continue in life not as a victim but as a survivor of trauma.
I also use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to address depression and anxiety symptoms as well as psychoeducation and skill training to help client gain knowledge, insight, and control over their symptoms both somatic and emotional. Clients have been able to learn skills that help them better manage their symptoms and gain a sense of control and self in their lives moving forward.
MSW - Social Work, California State University, Northridge
I have always been interested in human behavior and experiences and how these have contributed to internal suffering and difficulties in creating healthy connections with others. I believe we all thrive from developing healthy connections with others and when we have challenges in creating these relationships we are faced with emotional distress and physical reactions that affect our quality of life.
I enjoy sports, music concerts, musicals, and plays. I love the arts of any kind and love to learn about historical figures.
I exercise daily. Maintaining physical activity helps me relax my mind and body from the day's stresses.
Best Friends Animal Society. There are many animals that have been abandoned and are in need of shelter and love.
I take time to refocus by doing things that bring me peace such as pottery or ceramics.
I do have a little dog named Sebastian. When he was a puppy he would stare at me with loving eyes and would always want me to hold him. He is now 13 years old and he still looks at me with loving eyes and will follow me everywhere I go. He gets sad when I leave but is so joyful and loving when I return. This is the best example of unconditional love there is.
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