Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Harm Reduction, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I have over thirteen years of experience working with children, teens, adults, and families from various backgrounds. I use a Strength-Based, client-centered approach to treatment with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Solution-Focused interventions. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, grief, loss, depression, burnout, and managing life’s challenges. I believe the client is the expert of their story and has many strengths that will assist them in overcoming any of life's challenges. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
BA - Psychology, Biola University
MA - Marriage Family Therapy, Hope International University
I have been a group fitness instructor for eighteen years.
Running early in the morning prepares my mind and body for the day.
How We Love by Milan and Kay Yerkovich. It's a great foundation for understanding attachment styles and how we relate to those around us.
Reading, meditating, running, and listening to music.
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