Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Solution-focused, Strengths-based
My goal as a therapist is to create a therapeutic foundation to work collaboratively with my client(s) to assist them in reaching their personal goals for change, growth, and healing. I use many skills to promote a safe environment to allow each individual to reach his/her potential self-worth. It is my hope to guide each client to reach their full potential so that they can overcome any challenge they may be experiencing.
I enjoy working with individuals from diverse backgrounds. I have helped those with presenting with problems such as communication problems, anger management, history of abuse, relational difficulties, worries, sadness, stress, behavior problems, and low self-esteem. I am diverse in my approach to therapy and acclimate to the individual needs of each client. My theoretical framework for clinical practice is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with influences from Humanistic therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. Treatment is focused on building solutions in the present, helping those to make changes now while reaching a new perspective on their thought process and behaviors.
BS - Human Services, California State University Fullerton
MS - Counseling, University of Phoenix
I became a therapist to help those who feel vulnerable enough to seek help when they feel like there is no other option.
I love spending time with my husband, our two miniature dachshunds (weenie dogs), and my family/friends. I love to travel when I can, or indulge in some self-care as needed! Movies and lunch with friends always make me laugh!
I love to give my time and attention to my two miniature dachshunds, take them on walks, play with them, and just love on them with lots of hugs and kisses!
I love giving back to children and families, especially the YMCA/Boys and Girls Clubs, which offer assistance to many working parents and children. I grew up in after school program and see the benefit of the programs offered.
I recharge by taking self-care days, spending time with friends, laughing, and just lounging around.
Yes, two miniature dachshunds (weenie dogs). My first dog, Jordan won the semi-final Wienerschnitzel Weiner Dog race in her bracket, earning $100! She advanced to the finals, where she lost, but she made it on the local TV broadcast
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