I specialize in the treatment of relationship therapy for individuals, couples, and families. I also specialize in chronic illness, chronic pain, body image, eating disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety disorders, life transitions, and many more presenting concerns. I will work collaboratively with you to move through challenges while uncovering your strengths and potential, so you may lead a more meaningful and integrated life. I offer a strength-based approach to help you access your resilience and find balance in your mind and body.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i), Couples [The Gottman Method], Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
MA - Marriage and Family Therapy, University of San Diego
It is hard to imagine myself doing something outside of being a therapist. From as far back as I can remember, friends and family have always come to me for support and solutions to their problems. It is essential to be a good listener. From a young age, I was sensitive and in tune with others' needs and feelings. My desire to help people overcome obstacles led me to become a mental health therapist. I enjoy using my empathy, compassion, and skills to support others during challenging times in their lives.
Helping people improve their emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being is meaningful to me personally and professionally. I am invested in keeping up-to-date with the best therapeutic tools, technics, and interventions to support the well-being of my clients. I value every person I collaborate with and connect with as a therapist. My hope is to have a positive impact on the lives I touch. Life can be challenging, difficult, and lonely. My promise to you as your therapist is to provide you with a safe space to be yourself and know that you will be accepted and celebrated for who you are as a human being.
One of my favorite books is The Velveteen Principles: A Guide to Becoming Real; Hidden Wisdom from a Children's Classic. It's a small book and a quick read. This book is geared toward adults yet is based on the childhood fairy tale The Velveteen Rabbit. The book is written by Toni Raiten-D'Antonio, a professor of psychology. It's motivational and inspirational and discusses what being "Real" really means.
The Truth 365 gives as it gives a voice to childhood cancer fighters, survivors, angels, and their families.
I recharge by focusing on my emotional, physical, social, and spiritual well-being. I love to take daily walks outside, especially when the weather is nice outside. One of my favorite ways to recharge is by connecting with friends or family. Practicing mindfulness has a positive impact on my day. I find it valuable to keep a gratitude journal. When my days are super busy; it is important for me to take mini breaks throughout the day. By taking out for myself, I can be more present with others.
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