Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Harm Reduction, Motivational Interviewing
My approach to therapy is client-centered and collaborative. I want to know in my client's own words, how they define their challenges, and what tools will best work for them in achieving their goals.
MA - Counseling Psychology, Argosy University
I became a mental health professional after working with adults with intellectual disabilities in an administrative capacity and relocating to CA. I entered into an administrative position in a crisis residential facility and immediately knew I had found my life's work; I pursued education and credentials which would allow me to treat and support.
I love Disneyland - it is absolutely my happy place and I love spending time there with my family and friends. I have two dogs who I adore and I love movies and food! I'm always looking for a new show to enjoy or a new restaurant to try.
Rest is very important to me. I also enjoy skin care, getting my nails done, bath bombs/salts, and general self-attentive behavior. I like keeping my home clean/organized as it feels more relaxing and welcoming.
A New Earth - it's absolutely life changing!
Tonier Cain International - I love Tonier and the work she's done to highlight the importance and significance of trauma informed care in all environments including the workplace, schools, and other places where survivors live and interact with their communities.
Sleep! Knocking things off on my to-do list, cozy up with a fire and some tea, play with my kids and dogs.
I have two dogs. I've had cats in the past as well. My favorite pet story is just how sweet the relationship between my two dogs is - it's so fun to watch how they play and interact with each other and how they can get really riled up and also sweet and considerate of each other as well.
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