I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker typically working with adults suffering from depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, anger issues, parenting difficulties, low self-esteem, and many other emotional and behavioral challenges that get in the way of achieving their goals, whether personally or professionally.
As a therapist, I have a relational, down-to-earth style and draw on principles and techniques from a range of therapeutic modalities and approaches. The modalities and approaches that I incorporate into my work with clients are Psychodynamic, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.
MSW - Social Work, University of California, Berkeley
I became a mental health professional because I truly believe in the power of individual therapy to help people heal from the past and be the best versions of themselves for the people they love.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, exercising, listening to music, gardening, and being active outdoors.
Psychoanalytic Diagnosis by Nancy McWilliams because it is well-written, engaging, and tremendously helpful in my day-to-day work as a therapist who appreciates the wisdom and insight of the psychoanalytic tradition.
The Southern Poverty Law Center because they do crucial work in our society in the fight against all manifestations of organized hate and bigotry.
I recharge by enjoying a good meal or concert with my family or friends.
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