Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), Integrative behavioral couple therapy (IBCT), Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I believe that transparency and tactful honesty are necessary to having a successful counselor-client relationship. Being compassionate, sensitive, and nonjudgmental is necessary when helping others.
MSW - Social Work, University of New England
I became a mental health professional to provide compassionate counseling to individuals in need. Ever since I was a little girl, I felt the need to help others; making a positive change in someone else’s life brought immense joy to my life. Coming from an immigrant family with limited resources, I joined the military to achieve my educational goals. While in the military, I moved a lot and had the opportunity to meet people from different cultures, backgrounds, and religions. I learned how our differences make us unique, interesting, and just wonderful. However, these differences sometimes create conflict on the inside and also on the outside. For this reason, I decided to become a social worker and help make a positive change in the world, one person at a time.
I love spending time at home with the family, but also out in nature by the ocean.
I practice meditation as part of my own self-care routine.
7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I just like to remind myself of these habits in order to improve and continue growing.
St. Jude's Children's Hospital. I feel the work that is done by St. Jude has no comparison and the support they provide to the families is priceless.
I recharge by having a good night sleep and practicing meditation.
I have an outdoor dog named Tiger. He is an American bulldog, very strong, playful, and very loving too. I will never forget the first time he saw my newborn baby and how he looked at him with so much love.
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