Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic
I approach every person who is seeking help with respect for taking the first step in figuring out what is working and not working in their lives. Above all, my goal is to be an agent of change. For some clients, this is an insight-oriented journey, one that is psychodynamic and focused on how past experiences fuel current difficulties with friends, family, children, parents, and co-workers; for other clients, where delving into the past is not desired, and particularly when change is needed quickly, I'm able to shift gears and adopt a more cognitive-behavioral framework – parenting difficulties and child behavioral problems respond well to this modality.
We've all been through a very difficult year, and I would simply like to help anyone who is having a difficult time managing their lives and relationships and feeling disconnected.
BA - Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
MLIS - Library and Information Science, University of California, Los Angeles
PhD - Child Clinical Psychology, University of Washington
Fellowship - Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of California, Los Angeles
Internship - Child Guidance Clinic, San Fernando Valley
Psychology Trainee - Department of Psychology/School of Medicine, University of Washington
I play guitar and I still take lessons; it's a challenge to continually learn and practice new techniques – it's always hard! But it's brain training and leaves you feeling focused and lost at the same time.
Like a lot of therapists, I'm a fairly introverted person! How to recharge though... spending time with friends and getting out and laughing together at everything and nothing at all.
At one point, I think we had something like 10 guinea pigs running around; I felt like a farmer (they go through a lot of hay); we're in a bit of a pet lull at the moment; it's really sad to see them go.
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