As a therapist, my work is based on exploring the root causes of psychological pain, symptoms, or behaviors and healing emotional wounds. My work experience as a therapist has given me the opportunity to work with diverse populations that include a wide range of issues. I have worked with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance use disorders, grief and loss, recognizing and recovering from psychological abuse as well as other relationship struggles and life transitions.
I view therapy as an exploration of learned behavior and core beliefs, how power operates in our lives, and how we respond to the environment(s) we’re in. This can be on many levels: our job/ career, relationships, families, our bodies, communities, and culture– including racial, gender, and sexual identity experiences.
My approach balances compassionate listening and inquiry with observation, curiosity, and creativity. Our work will be strengths-based, collaborative, and driven by your needs. non-judgmental, supportive, collaborative environment where you feel safe to process and work through issues. Therapeutic orientations that I generally work from include cognitive therapy, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, dialectical therapy, and relational therapy.
- MSW, University of Southern California, School of Social Work
- AAS, Addiction Studies, Peninsula College