Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Harm Reduction, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I've spent years helping individuals, couples, and families achieve their goals with trauma-informed and multiculturally competent care. I use a mindfulness and attachment-based approach while providing tools to help in real-time. I have advanced knowledge and training in LGBTQIA-affirming care to provide a safe space for the diverse population I serve. My work outside of the therapy office includes the facilitation of couples' communication workshops, self-care and mindfulness workshops for burnout, and LGBTQIA trainings.
BA - Psychology, California Polytechnic University
MS - Marriage and Family Therapy, University of La Verne
I wanted to help people understand their thoughts and emotions.
My interests outside of work include reading, having a nice meal out with friends and my partner, and playing with my baby.
One thing I do daily that supports my mental and emotional well-being is movement such as exercise, yoga, and dancing.
Beautiful Boy because the dynamics between the father and son are heartbreakingly complex.
ASPCA because I love animals!
Watching a good movie.
I've always had animals and currently, I have a dog and cat! My favorite story is about how our last cat adopted us. We moved into a rental house and the previous owners left their cat behind. She would come into the garage when it was open and one time we left the front door open and she just waltzed inside like she owned the place…because she did! We kept her and took her when we moved to our next home. She was the sweetest, old lady.
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