Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Solution-focused, Strengths-based
My style is that I meet the clients where they currently are, using strength-based and empirically-driven approaches. I want to understand my clients holistically and consider the mind-body connection in helping my clients live a higher quality of life or make positive transformations.
MA - Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University
MS - Clinical Psychology, Specialization in Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, Hahnemann University (Drexel)
CA MFC 42846 and LPCC 562
Figure skating, jewelry-making, bowling, ballroom dancing, traveling
I hug and receive hugs from my family daily, which are very fulfilling.
David Burns' The Feeling Good Workbook, which is a reminder of examining our thinking flaws.
I love Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation as they take fantastic care of animals, and I have adopted two of our cats from there. I also entered their calendar contest for our cat, Autumn, though didn't win. We held my daughter's birthday party there a few years ago as she loves cats about as much as I.
Massages, figure skating or watching figure skating, spending time with my family and friends, seeing musicals, and watching my favorite tv shows/movies all help me recharge.
We have five cats, and all of them are so unique. Autumn lays flat and also sticks out her tongue when she suckles, Copper chews on bows, Aspen is a bit cross-eyed, but very friendly, Tink gets into everything, and Kumo has the cutest bunny tail (Japanese bobtail). I think my favorite pet story has to do with being told that Copper had cancer and only 6-9 months to live, and surviving now for about 4 years without any sign of illness. He's a miracle.
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