ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Burnout, Couples Therapy, Cultural Issues / Racial Trauma, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Conflict, Grief, Interpersonal / Domestic Violence, Life Transitions, Panic, Personality Disorders, Pregnancy / Peripartum, Self-harm, Sexual Trauma, Sleep, Stress, Substance Use, Trauma, Women's Issues
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Integrative behavioral couple therapy (IBCT), Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I have worked in hospital outpatient centers, community mental health, residential recovery centers, and in-home services with survivors of sexual assault and adults who struggle with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. I am interested in understanding one's emotional responses, interpersonal concerns, and patterns in relationships, identity development, and bettering the person's life as a whole. I believe that every person can grow into the best version of themselves through therapy. When we look inside and grow through what we’ve gone through, we can achieve our true potential. I feel that anyone can benefit from therapy and that’s why I take an approach that empowers the client to challenge who they are and make the change they are wanting.
BA - Psychology, California State University
MS - Counseling Psychology, California Baptist University
I became a mental health professional so that I could help people become the best versions of themselves. I tend to think we strive to be the best versions of ourselves and sometimes we need a little outside perspective to get there! I have always been drawn to helping people and this profession gives me that opportunity.
Outside of work I am always finding new interior decorating things to do with my house as well as DIY'ing anything and everything. I love going to different coffee shops and spending time with my husband, dog and son.
I take daily walks as a way to clear my head and get some exercise in. I find this is the best way for me to recharge.
I have a three-year-old Yorkie - whom I absolutely love and adore more than I can explain. His name is Oliver and he was the first pet my husband and I got together. I recently had a baby and Oliver has taken his role of big brother very seriously, every day he goes in and lays with my son while he naps, and wherever we go together he will stay right by my son's side to make sure he can protect him. For the most part, you wont see us without Oliver by our side.
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