I have a passion for helping others on their journey to heal and grow. I believe that each person is different, and thus requires individualized care to support them. I believe that the relationship is the most important and healing aspect of therapy, so I take great care in treating my clients with authenticity, honesty, and compassion. I come to each client with a compassionate heart and open ears, and I hope that each person is able to create a life worth living.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach, and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, from Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology.
I approach therapy from a humanistic and experiential foundation that places importance in the relational aspect of therapy to foster personal growth and healing in individuals. I have extensive experience working with substance abuse, trauma, anxiety, and depression, and I am also skilled in treating other mood, thought, and behavioral disorders. I also assist with skill building interventions drawn from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction to encourage independence and enhance self-efficacy.
I have previously worked with addiction and co-occurring disorders in Residential, Intensive Outpatient, and Outpatient settings, in both non-profit and private-sectors as a Primary Therapist. In my role as Primary Therapist, I coordinated care and treatment of acute cases of addiction and mental health disorders. I have not only provided individual, couple, and family therapy, but I have also run psychoeducational, process, and skill building groups on a multitude of subjects: Matrix Model Relapse Prevention and Early Recovery, Seeking Safety, DBT Skills, mindfulness, grief and loss, self-esteem, and life skills. I am an active member of the California Association and Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).
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