Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I offer a client-centered approach to your therapy journey. I enjoy meeting with new clients and providing you the opportunity to share your areas of concern with me. This will help us to jointly develop a personalized treatment plan to address your needs. I am here to help you each step of the way as you approach your personal journey to emotional health and wellness. I am here to encourage you and guide you in forming a cohesive picture of how to self-manage your concerns!
I frequently utilize evidence-based therapy approaches which are well-researched and utilized by highly trained clinicians. I have expertise in modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, whole health, mindfulness tools, Solution-Focused strategies, evidenced based trauma treatments, and problem solving. I adopt a strength-based approach to help you feel empowered to manage your symptoms while learning to cope with everyday stress, life transitions, or past experiences of trauma. If you are struggling in managing various areas of your daily life (such as occupational, relational, daily living), I can help you target these areas for improved functioning and efficiency. I look forward to hearing about your concerns and developing a personalized plan with you.
BA - Psychology (Minor in Criminal Justice), California State University, San Bernardino
MA - Clinical Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
PhD - Clinical Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Postdoctoral Fellowship and Internship at UC Davis Medical Center, Child and Adolescent Abuse, Resource, Evaluation (CAARE) Diagnostic and Treatment Center
I enjoy working on my overall physical and psychological health and wellness. I outdoor pursuits such as hiking, long distance running, and exploring nature. I prioritize spending time with my family and finding new recipes for baking!
On a daily basis I strive to breathe. The simple act of focusing on my breaths, and engaging in relaxation breathing centers and calms me. Additionally, movement and exercise help me maintain my emotional and physical wellness. Mentally, I set a goal to focus on reality-based and positive thinking, and remind myself to cultivate my own happiness on a daily basis!
Pride and Prejudice. I have read this book multiple times as the content explores relational dynamics, life transitions, and the role of emotions in developing attachments. This book reminds me that we can form assumptions about others that may not be reality based, and it can be wise to gather more "evidence" prior to making rash judgments about others. Reading the book leaves me with a "feel-good" impression and taps into my hopefulness for quality relationships and clarity of thinking!
For a simple recharge, I focus on my breathing and taking deep relaxation breaths. For my ultimate recharge, a long-distance morning run with a view of nature and the mountains! Being mindful and present during these moments helps.