Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i), Harm Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, Strengths-based
Many of the people I work with come to therapy because they are feeling stuck or overwhelmed, seeking relief from anxiety or depression, needing support as they adjust to a change in their life, or wanting to develop a better understanding of themselves. While we don’t have control over some circumstances in life, we can work to optimally navigate what comes our way. My goal is to create a non-judgmental and supportive space for exploration and change and to help my clients improve their sense of well-being.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience providing therapy. My background and theoretical orientation are heavily influenced by cognitive behavioral therapy with elements of mindfulness and acceptance-based strategies. During therapy, we will look at the relationship between your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions and how they affect your daily experiences. We will identify key thoughts and specific barriers or behaviors that are interfering with or impacting your quality of life. As we work together, I can offer tools and concepts that may help you cope with difficult emotions, improve relationships, and change unhelpful patterns.
MSW - Social Welfare, University of California Los Angeles
I enjoy spending time outdoors and love hiking, trail running, riding my bike, paddle boarding, and camping. I also love to travel, read, try new recipes, and do yoga.
I engage in a daily gratitude practice.
Due to both personal and professional experiences, I have a deep appreciation and respect for hospice services. The end of life can be an overwhelming and isolating time for both the terminally ill individual and their family and the services that are provided to increase comfort and enhance the amount of meaningful time a person has are invaluable. The strengths-based approach and emphasis on quality of life are very much aligned with my personal values.
Taking time to myself and spending it outdoors is often the most effective way for me to recharge. That often means taking a hike but sometimes includes reading a book in my backyard.
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