My aim is to help clients understand how their history and programming influences patterns of thought, feeling, and behavior. When insight and self-awareness of these patterns is established, we will develop ways to shift the combination of these things in a direction that is consistent with what is important or helpful.
My experience has primarily been in a variety of outpatient mental health settings, including community mental health, intensive outpatient/partial hospitalization program, primary care integration, and private practice.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Harm Reduction, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
MA - Social Work in Mental Health, University of Southern California
PhD - Psychology, California Southern University
Producing and listening to music, bicycles, pour-over coffee and espresso, travel, learning about the world and life.
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz is a succinct, relevant, and easily applicable book to help people recognize how their minds limit them and how to be liberated from this programming. I believe anybody, including psychotherapists, can benefit from the wise words this book has to offer whether these are new concepts or a profound reminder.
National Alliance on Mental Illness. I support their vision and mission to help individuals affected by mental illness be able to live full and meaningful lives.
If you or someone you know is experiencing an emergency or crisis and needs immediate help, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Here are some additional crisis resources.