Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I work to meet each of my client's needs by tailoring my approach to meet them where they are. Together, we work to reach your goals and obtain a level of wellness and functionality that you can thrive from. I want my space to be a refuge where you feel safe, comfortable, and free to explore your inner thoughts and feelings without judgment.
MA - Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Trinity Washington
I became a mental health professional to understand others on a deeper level. I also wanted to be able to provide mental health services to all people despite access or income and provide mental health services to minority communities while dispelling the stigma of mental health implications.
I enjoy spending time with my family. I enjoy cooking new meals. I enjoy walking my dogs. I enjoy learning new hobbies. I enjoy traveling and new experiences.
I recharge by setting boundaries with others as needed, whether that be by letting them know I won't be available for a certain amount of time or not being able to go out. I dedicate time to meditating and visualizing goals, which puts me in a positive headspace. I also engage in a guilty pleasure (watching my favorite TV show, eating chocolate, etc.).
I have two dogs. One is a Shitzu/yorkie mix (3) and the other is a chihuahua/yorkie mix (6 months). My favorite pet story is their first interaction with one another. They just stared at each other for the longest time and then they followed each other around for the next several days. The puppy was very energetic, which was off putting to the older dog so for the longest the older dog tried to ignore the puppy whenever he would try to play. Now, we can't keep them away from each other. They are really like partners in crime now.
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