Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERP or EXRP), Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Prolonged Exposure, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I aim to provide a therapeutic environment that is non-judgemental and collaborative. My clinical style is to lead with warmth, humor, and curiosity. I value direct and open communication so that clients can have space to be themselves and keep it real. I draw from multiple evidence-based treatments, most often integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy strategies to increase effective coping responses to life challenges.
In my work as a therapist, I've supported people from diverse sociocultural backgrounds, with a wide range of mental health challenges and lived experiences. It's my goal to build an authentic and trusting relationship with each individual so we can together engage in conversation that will promote insight and growth leading to movement in a personally meaningful direction.
BA - Psychology, University of California Santa Cruz
MSW - Community Mental Health, University of California Berkeley
I enjoy spending time with family and friends, cooking, listening to podcasts, and attempting the weekly New Yorker crossword.
A morning routine of drinking a cup of coffee and getting some sun on my face.
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez. I'd never read anything like this book before and couldn't put it down each time, incredible storytelling and totally singular. Also, Harry Potter! The audiobooks have become comfort food to me.
Going on a walk, spending time with close friends, or being in nature (preferably the beach).
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