Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-focused
I use a strengths-based, collaborative approach in my work with clients. I believe in the human potential for healing, growth, and change. I explore with clients their life experiences and cultural influences as part of identifying areas of strength, as well as building awareness for how these factors may have contributed to challenges in the way they view themselves, their relationships, and the world. I like to help clients identify their successes, interests & talents, and aspects of their lives that are working well to include these in their process for change.
I work to create an environment of compassion, curiosity, and acceptance so that clients can feel at ease as they address their experiences, concerns, hopes, and goals. I support clients in practicing new behaviors and strategies in-between sessions as a way to reinforce what is discussed and practiced in sessions, and to support their growing self-confidence for change. I have experience working with various issues including anxiety, trauma, depression, grief & loss, enculturation, and stress management. I have experience working with people of all races and from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. I have experience working with people who have experienced feelings of otherness, discrimination, and stress that are often associated with marginalized populations.
MS - Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling, San Francisco State University
Internship, San Francisco State University Counseling Clinic
Internship, Youth and Family Assistance, San Carlos, CA
I enjoy playing tennis, mostly doubles. I enjoy learning and doing home repair and woodworking projects. I like cooking as well as trying new restaurants. When I'm able to get away in nature, I enjoy camping.
The Autobiography of a Yogi inspires me and gives me hope for our human potential and spiritual development.
Spending time with friends, being in nature, listening to inspirational talks, enjoying meals and times of rest, doing yoga and meditation, playing tennis.
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