Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Harm reduction, Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Solution-focused, Strengths-based
My clients do most of the talking and my role is to be an active and nonjudgmental listener. I often jump in and challenge my clients when appropriate. I actively teach new skills and tools to my clients.
BA - Sociology and Global/International Studies (Minor in Spanish), University California of Santa Barbara
MS - Social Work, California State University, Long Beach
Certified - Domestic Violence Counselor
Counselor - Supportive Services, Cancer Center of Santa Barbara
Counselor - Supportive Services, People’s Self Help Housing
Psychotherapist - Community Health Centers of the Central Coast
I enjoy nature and outdoor activities, playing golf and spending time, and sharing a meal with loved ones.
Walking my black lab puppy Mila every day; it grounds me and sets my mood for the remainder of the day.
Agencies helping people experiencing homelessness. I have worked with this population and have come to have a better understanding of compassion and care.
Mila, my black lab puppy, enjoys watching the golfers play around the course. She likes to sit and patiently watch them.
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