Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-focused
I believe in personal investment in my client's care and aim to empower them to prioritize that personal investment in themselves and be active participants in their growth. I value a collaborative approach by joining with my clients to help them gain awareness, develop and utilize skills to manage their moods, symptoms, and build confidence in their abilities. All presentations in the session are areas for exploration, curiosity, and achieving a growth-mindset perspective. I welcome authenticity and aim to be genuine in order to create a welcoming and personal connection that supports the best outcomes for clients.
BA - Psychology, University of Nevada Las Vegas
MA - Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Southern California
I have experienced first-hand the struggles and challenges that mental illness can present. I am a lifelong learner, and value having a positive impact on the community; both of these elements were aspects I felt I could achieve by counseling others.
I can speak to the personal resources I have discovered (appreciation of nature; ability to be one-mindful in my hobbies such as hiking, and reading; operating from a growth mindset through challenges) as I have guided clients through their journeys.
Mindfulness and somatic exercises: paying attention to the resources I have in my body and how I can nurture and sustain a sense of contentment.
Mindset by Carol S. Dweck. I recommend this book to clients and colleagues alike as it provides a good basis for supporting cognitive restructuring using easily digestible language and examples
National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine: a great resource for trauma-informed care. They have very engaging trainings with top experts in treating trauma, and free resources and materials that make difficult concepts easy to grasp for clients.
I aim to be aware of my personal needs for balancing work that provides meaning, connection with loved ones, moving my body and spending time in nature, and nourishing my love of knowledge by reading and learning.
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