ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Burnout, Chronic Illness, Couples Therapy, Depression, Family Conflict, Family Therapy, Grief, IPV/DV, LGBTQ+, Life Transitions, Panic, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Pregnancy/Peripartum, Self-Harm, Sexual Trauma, Sleep, Stress, Substance Use, Trans+, Trauma, Women's issues
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Harm Reduction, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
Using a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Training, Solution Focused and Emotion Focused therapy, I collaborate with clients to develop a care plan that addresses client's goals and concerns. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families to develop coping strategies that enhance wellness, increase resilience and create emotional stability. My goal is to help patients become confident, competent, and resilient individuals.
BA - Sociology, California State University San Marcos
MS - Marriage and Family Counseling, University of Phoenix San Diego
MSW - Social Work, San Diego State University
I became an mental health professional after discovering the importance of professional mental health support during my first career in early childhood education.
I enjoy exploring all San Diego has to offer including museums, parks, and beaches.
Yoga is very important to my well being. My daily practice grounds me and connects me to my purpose.
ANSI am proud to have been a part of the National Alliance on Mental Illness' San Diego Chapter for 20 years and enjoy teaching their valuable Family to Family class.
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