Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Family-based therapy (FBT), Harm reduction, Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Solution-focused, Strengths-based, Relational
My services are provided from a Strengths-Based, Cognitive-Behavioral, Family Systems, Humanistic perspective. I focus on empowering clients through an open professional approach, empathy, and compassionate understanding. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. This includes treatment for substance use disorders using a harm-reduction model, mental health disorders, dual-diagnosis, severe mental illness, Native American populations, and court-dependent youth. My passion is for people, and believe we all have an intrinsic desire to move toward health and happiness.
BA - Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara
MA - Counseling Psychology, National University
We are a USA Swim Team family; both my sons are competitive swimmers and our weekends are often filled with the joy of watching my sons develop as athletes. I have a passion for all water sports and enjoy spending time in beautiful natural environments.
The Power of Habit, because it connects science with creating outcomes for positive change.
Time with family; exercise and sports, spending time in beautiful natural environments.