Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I believe that the most important relationship we have is the one with ourselves. In my experience, when we lack connection with our authentic selves, we experience a disconnect from ourselves that can cause great emotional pain and suffering, as well as challenges in our relationships. My mission as a therapist is to be curious and compassionate while providing a safe space for others to be seen and heard. When we feel safe and seen in the presence of another, we receive an opportunity to deeply explore ourselves in ways that can lead to a profound sense of healing.
I approach therapy as an integrative process by using a blend of modalities depending on your individual needs. I incorporate Person-Centered therapy, an approach guided by empathy and empowerment, Cognitive Behavioral therapy to challenge & change cognitive distortions & behaviors, along with mindfulness to increase awareness and alleviate anxiety symptoms.
MA - Marriage & Family Therapy, Hope International University
I've always loved helping people. I've experienced mental illness with people I love and care for, and I know how hard and painful life can be. I love what I do because I learn so much with each and every client. I am grateful to do what I do because it truly enriches my life and experience.
When I am not working, I am typically with my son at the park or walking my dogs. I enjoy running, singing, cooking, and learning all about astrology and tarot.
Getting fresh air and taking long walks with my dogs — it's the simple things that matter most.
The Mastery of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz because each time I read it I learn something new about the journey back to self-love and genuinely loving others.
The ASPCA because they fight against animal cruelty.
I recharge by resting and taking time for myself. Watching my favorite shows or a captivating movie and having a delicious meal at the end of a long day is the best.
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