Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Solution-focused
As a multi-state licensed MFT, certified mental health integrative medicine provider, certified military counselor, and doctoral candidate in sport and performance psychology, I treat a wide range of mental health and performance-related issues in adults.
My background in exercise science and sport psychology combined with personal experience in competitive athletics and fitness enables me to help clients hone their mental training and resilience skills. The same mental-strength tools and mindfulness modalities I use with military, first responders, and athletes are very effective for helping almost any client improve mood, relationships, career goals, well-being, and overall functioning.
My style is direct but supportive, and my ultimate ambition is to help clients function optimally without dependency on long-term treatment.
BS - Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Minor Psychology, California Lutheran University
MS - Counseling Psychology, California Lutheran University
Post-Masters Certificate, Forensic Psychology, Grand Canyon University
PsyD (in progress; in dissertation) - Clinical Psychology and Sport Psychology from California Southern University
You don't need to be hitting rock-bottom to seek mental health services. Mental health IS health, and we need to put the same effort into preserving and improving our mental health as we do our physical health. We try to eat right, exercise, brush out teeth, and take our vitamins to feel physically healthy, and we need to put similar practice and focus on promoting lasting mental health by seeking our mental health assistance and accountability.
Nerves can be normal when we commit to something new. But the "risk" of starting a mental health journey is much more tolerable than the "risk" of enduring untreated or worsening mental health symptoms.
Living a purposeful life.