ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Burnout, Chronic Illness, Cultural Issues / Racial Trauma, Depression, Family Conflict, Family Therapy, Grief, Immigration, LGBTQ+, Life Transitions, OCD, Panic, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Self-harm, Sexual Trauma, Sleep, Stress, Substance Use, Trauma, Women's Issues
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i), Exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP or EXRP), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman method couples therapy, Harm reduction, Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Prolonged exposure (PE), Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
Therapy is a journey of self-introspection, leaning into difficult matters and coming out better as a result. I will be your guide as you walk this path of looking inward to change or let go of those things that don't serve you. It's an uncovering of the good that is within and implementing strategies to maintain a life full of joy, contentment, and peace. I will help you uncover your values (what is important to you) and assist in taking committed action towards those values with skills such as mindfulness, opposite action, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance. I believe a secure attachment and unconditional positive regard from a therapist can have amazing results and I hope you will take the leap and decide to work with me as we both embark on this wonderful journey of creating the life you've always wanted.
MSW - Social Work, California State University, Sacramento
Advanced Training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Advanced Training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Anxiety Champion for the Department of Psychiatry
I was very fascinated by the human mind and the resulting behaviors even from a young age. I signed up to get trained to be a peer counselor in high school and knew that being a therapist was going to be my calling. I enjoy learning about people's lives and helping them solve their own problems.
I have a wonderful family that consists of two children who remind me to live in the moment and work on being a better version of myself. I read a lot of self-improvement books and enjoy learning new life hacks. I am a lover of movement, so I try to get out running or do yoga daily to help keep my heart healthy and happy.
I recharge by painting or doing some form of art. I enjoy watercolors and drawing silly comic characters as a way to decompress and recharge. Getting outside for a run or doing some tree poses also helps me recenter and come back home to myself. And a great big hug from a loved one definitely refuels me every time!
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