Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i), Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Gottman method couples therapy, Harm reduction, Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based, Relational
My theoretical orientation can be described as eclectic, using techniques from various models of therapy as deemed appropriate with the current treatment and client. I utilize most from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as I assist clients in exploring and expressing thoughts, feelings/emotions, and behaviors in an attempt to identify maladaptive patterns contributing to distress.
BA - Psychology, California State University of Los Angeles
MS - Counseling Psychology, National University
Certificate - Drug & Alcohol, Los Angeles City College
Internship - Therapist, City of Orange Police Department
Internship - Drug & Alcohol Counselor, Rena B Recovery Services
Internship - Drug & Alcohol Counselor, Volunteers of America
Watching NFL Steelers, heavy metal music, reading, cooking, going to Disneyland, sporting events, concerts, playing drums, family gatherings, working out, pilates, adventures, traveling
You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L Hay - it changed my life for the better in so many ways.
Anything by Jackie Collins, I enjoy the stories she writes.
Lasagna Love - we love to make lasagnas for the families that need it and drop it off. It was an amazing idea that a girl had during covid that has helped many families in need.
Spending time with my husband and family, taking my cat for rides in the car, getting massages and pedicures, taking vacations, being grateful, sleeping more when needed.
We have a zoo right now: 2 German shepherds, 2 chihuahuas, 2 cats, 2 turtles, 2 bearded dragon lizards, and 2 iguanas. I find that to be a story in itself.
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