Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I have been working in the mental health field for over 20 years. I have depth in experience and understanding of struggles that people face in their daily lives. My therapy style is warm and relationally based. I also use a solution-focused approach which focuses on individual's strengthens and resources to build upon tools and techniques that will last long after therapy is completed.
I also integrate a Cognitive Behavioral approach to help individuals identify where they might be struggling with achieving their goals and improving their overall emotional health. I believe that taking care of yourself can enable you to live your best life.
BA - Child Development, California State University Chico
MSW - Social Work, California State University Sacramento
I became a mental health professional because I enjoy working with people and learning about their lives. I am compassionate about supporting individual's through life's challenges.
I love to spend time with my husband and two kids. We enjoy watching movies, cooking, going for walks, and traveling together. I also enjoy spin classes, hanging out with friends, and swimming.
I think one thing that really helps my mental health is spending time outdoors. Connecting with nature and friends, practicing mindfulness, and self care routines are very important on a daily basis.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo - I thoroughly enjoyed this book because the author's main characters were complicated. The story slowly peeled layers of someone's life that took many twists and unexpected turns.
I love non-profits that focus on children and families lives and my favorite local non-profit is Kids First. I like this non-profit because they provide mental health support for both kids and adults who otherwise may not be able to afford services.
I recharge through getting a good night's sleep, having down time and scheduling time to exercise.
We have a rescue cat named Ninja. He is quite the handful thus the name Ninja.
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