Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Harm Reduction, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
You are the expert in your life — sometimes we can forget about that. My job is to help you identify the objects in your life that are getting in the way of you living your full potential. I have expertise in trauma, depression, anxiety, diversity, and relationships. As a long-time clinician working in a high-energy emergency department and long time clinician, I understand how a significant event can alter your course. My job is to get you back to living as your most authentic self. I have worked with individuals and couples for over 20 years and look forward to working with you. We got this!
MSW - Social Work, Sacramento State University
My calling has always been motivated by helping people. From the time I was quite young, I was determined to work in mental health. I am compassionate, transparent, and direct, which are skills needed in this diverse field.
Sports! From my children's competitive soccer and basketball teams to the SF Giants and Sacramento Kings. I also enjoy my friends, traveling, reading, and dare I say…anything related to "true crime" TV.
Exercise and daily walks with my best friend.
I enjoy taking long vacations by the beach, without distractions, computers, Instagram, or social media. I want to be totally unplugged.
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