Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Harm Reduction, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
My approach is warm, attuned, non-judgmental, and understanding so each client can feel safe in exploring what brings them to therapy. For therapy to work, clients must feel accepted and heard. I also appreciate and welcome honest feedback and track how each client feels at the end of each session.
Depending on the needs of the client, I bring in Gestalt theory, cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness, and maintain a strengths-based approach. Chances are clients have more tools and skills than they give themselves credit for.
MSW - Social Work, California State University, East Bay
Certificate - Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C)
Spending time with people I feel close with, and anything nature-related. Especially with the monotony of pandemic life, doing something new has been a priority of mine.
When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron - there are very wise words and practices that support my work internally and in relationships. I really identify with the philosophies shared.
The Bail Project as part of its mission is to combat racism and economic disparities. As we know, a disproportionate amount of people incarcerated are BIPOC and this organization aims to tackle racism in this direct way.
As an introvert, getting time alone gives me energy. Making sure I can carve out 1-2 hours of solo time.
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