Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I am skilled at helping adults discover how their early experiences influence their patterns today and providing focused support that helps them live the life they want. Through this lens, we can go as deep (or not!) as you wish, focusing specifically on your therapy goals.
Individual and family-based work is available at a pace each member feels comfortable with. Connect with me and together we can work on repairing your past experiences and nurturing the relationships in front of you. Less stress at home means more time for the cuddles, connection, and calm that often seems so far away.
My theoretical approach is generally through an attachment-based lens, but I take an integrative approach to understand you, helping you achieve your goals, and ensuring you achieve the goals you have for your family. You can expect a trauma-informed, client-centered, judgment-free space guided by the commitment to turning your dream family into your reality.
MA - Counseling, Saint Mary's College of California
Growing up I always wanted to be a teacher. As I got older and began to understand that profession more, it became clear to me that I wouldn't get to connect with people in the deep ways I find value in, so I turned to mental health work. I believe there is a deep power in understanding individuals and their histories and gaining perspective on why they think the way they do. I believe all people have the capacity for change if they want it and supporting families in creating the life they want is a deep passion.
Each morning, I wake up at least 15 minutes before my kids' alarm clocks are set to go off and enjoy my own coffee in quiet. These few minutes give me the space I need to prepare for the day's happenings and ensure I can be fully present with my family.
San Joaquin County Child Abuse Prevention Council. I spent 10 years with this agency and have been witness to their endless commitment to improving lives, strengthening families, and protecting children. They are consistently looking for ways to improve and innovative ways to support child welfare efforts.
I recharge by spending time alone and focusing on self-care. Many people often surround me, but I'm an introvert at my core, so finding time to be alone and give to myself is how I best recharge.
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