Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Harm Reduction, Psychodynamic, Relational
My therapeutic approach is inspired by a relational psychodynamic perspective that offers and encourages space to explore how past experiences shape present patterns of relating to others and the self. The purpose of which is to create new sustainable ways of interacting in the present to improve emotional and psychological wellbeing. I have worked with individuals from the Kink, Latinx, LGBT+, and neurodiverse communities to mitigate the impact of stressors by employing Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), trauma informed care, and trauma narratives. I have served clients in both private and community mental health settings to address barriers created by anxiety, trauma, and unexpected life transitions.
MA - Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology
I became a mental health professional because it makes sense to me and offers the kind of fulfillment at the end of the week that I don't think I could feel from any other career. As difficult as the work can be, it is never dull and always an adventure.
I enjoy hiking, backpacking, canyoneering, cycling, RPG (D&D, Blades in the Dark, Call of Clthulhu), board games, and concerts.
Cook at home.
Stephen King's Dark Tower because of the created reality that engulfs you.
Los Angeles LGBT Center because of the varied services they offer to the wide spectrum any individual seeking support.
I spend time in nature in ways that require endurance.
While I do not own pets I do live in the vicinity of one Pasadena's many flocks of red-crowned parrots whose squawks are one of my favorite ways to wake up in the morning.
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