I am a licensed Certified Clinical Social Worker, eligible to practice therapy in the state of California. I received her Master of Social Work degree (MSW) from Cal State Long Beach. I earned my Bachelor's in Social Work from Azusa Pacific University. I have been working with individuals, parents, children and adolescents since 2007 when my career in Social work began. I have worked extensively in the child welfare system and in school settings with children and youth. My Master’s Degree focused on individual and family therapy in a small community clinic. I have experience addressing problems related to disorders such as depression, anxiety, grief, attachment trauma as well as issues surrounding life changes and events.
I use evidenced-based approach of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy(DBT) to help with emotional regulation and distress tolerance, and Mindfulness techniques, to identify and recognize the client’s thoughts which contribute to their behaviors and feelings. The client can then identify distorted beliefs and thoughts, challenge them and create more balanced thoughts which improves the choices they make, and how they feel about themselves and the environment. In conjunction with focusing on thoughts, behavior modification challenges clients to makes a conscious effort to change negative behaviors to improve their feelings and thoughts. Other approaches I may use include strengths based approach, narrative therapy, and solution-focused therapy.
Additional areas of focus: Grief, Self esteem, Attachment Issues, Family Problems, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LCSW 60856