Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i), Gottman method couples therapy, Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Harm reduction, Integrative behavioral couple therapy (IBCT), Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Prolonged exposure (PE), Solution-focused
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 23 years professional experience in an outpatient and inpatient setting. I'm committed to helping others by providing: mental health treatment, case management, and patient focused advocacy. I have a strong commitment to serving the needs of individuals and family suffering chronic illness, loss, trauma, and tragedy. I’m here to help with extensive experience treating complex life situations, chronic illness, grief, end of life issues, suicidal episodes, depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and alcohol and substance use disorders.
MSW - Social Work, University of Pennsylvania
It felt natural to listen to others and help them through support, encouragement, and therapy.
My interests outside of work include my friends and family, my cat, traveling to my favorite places and trying new places once in a while and learning how to fix bikes and mopeds.
Walking or running, and making an effort to be positive around others.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, because I love candy and adventure and the end has a twist.
Skid Row Running Club, because everyone is running or walks together, people are laughing and talking to each other.
Snow skiing, snorkeling, swimming in ocean are some restorative activities I do.
I have a Maine coon cat. My favorite story is my family surprised me with a Maine coon kitten after work one day, I was in shock, I was so happy, I cried.
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