Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Harm reduction, Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based, Relational
My style is collaborative and interactive. My goal is to create a client-driven and individualized space that is safe enough for reflection and expansive enough for exploration. My therapeutic approach is eclectic and informed primarily by a harm reduction frame and influenced by psychodynamic, mindfulness, somatic and narrative training. I am passionate about the intersection of trauma, systemic issues, and mental health. I especially enjoy working with people new to therapy.
MSW - Community Mental Health Focus, University of California, Berkeley
I enjoy fitness, travel, art and nature.
Engage in exercise and pet the cats.
As a tradition, I read the yearly edition of Best American Short Stories. It is a wonderful way to hear the voices of a variety of US authors in a form that is elegant and succinct.
Rising Hearts, for their work elevating indigenous voices and wellness in collaborative and intersectional efforts toward goals of racial, social, climate and economic justice.
Trips to the desert, running to the ocean and reminding myself to be in the present moment no matter where I am.
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