Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Couples [Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (ICBT)], Couples [The Gottman Method], Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Harm Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
My career as a Marriage and Family Therapist is constantly evolving as science and technology continue to transform the behavioral health field.
My extensive background includes providing individual, family and group counseling to a culturally diverse population across the Southern California region since 2004, including 10 years with Riverside University Healthcare Systems in the desert region. From 2016 to 2021, I worked extensively with chronic, high-acuity patients as a Kaiser Permanente team member, providing clinical assessment, treatment planning and outside referrals, clinical care management, and group psychotherapy. And for the past year, I have worked as a contracted telehealth clinician providing adult individual and couples counseling sessions to patients via online video platforms.
My approach to therapy is eclectic in nature. First and foremost, I endeavor to deliver client-centered treatment, utilizing a variety of modalities including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, and solution-focused interventions to address issues such as mood disorders, recovery from addictive behaviors, traumatic events, grief/loss and other phase-of-life challenges which may arise. I look forward to meeting you and helping you along your journey!
BA - Dramatic Art, University of California Irvine
MA - Clinical Psychology, Antioch University Los Angeles
I enjoy the arts (theater, film, fine arts) and nature, travel, hiking, biking, pets, and spending time with my family.
I find time to practice gratitude by acknowledging the gifts brought to me on a daily basis.
I always return to The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. I find when I put these concepts into practice, my outlook always improves and my relationships thrive and feel more connecting.
I really enjoy traveling, whether it's a simple day-trip, a weekend getaway, or a more exotic destination. I also really enjoy dining out – I'm a bit of a "foodie!"
I come from a family of dog lovers and currently have two fur-babies. About 7 years ago, there was a pretty hefty winter storm which allowed my dogs to experience snow for the first time and their reactions were mixed with curiosity and excitement!
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