Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Harm reduction, Motivational interviewing (MI), Solution-focused, Strengths-based
My approach to therapy is solution-focused, client-centered, and eclectic to meet the individual needs of clients. I work with couples, families, adults 18+ and older adults using approaches such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, structural, narrative and solution-focused therapy.
I believe our behavior to life’s challenges provides us an opportunity to persevere in situations and our behaviors result as a way to meet that need. I believe in working with you, as a partner to help you identify the solutions that will meet your unique and personal needs, I approach providing services by honoring and respecting our uniqueness and differences.
MS - Human Services, Specialization in Marital, Couples and Family, Capella University
PhD - Psychology, North Central University
Certified - Alcohol Drug Counselor, California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals
Watching Sci-Fi, listening to music from opera to K-POP (Shinee and CL), taking road trips to explore California scenery, and going to farmer's markets
I listen to relaxing music during the day.
I have two dogs - a Boston terrier and a pug. I wondered if they would get along and immediately found when they met, the cleaned-up "dog proof" house became chaotic and filled with happy dogs playing. That was a relief but also increased my work as a pet parent in a good way.
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