I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I am trained and experienced working in the psychotherapeutic modalities in Grief and Loss, Motivational Interviewing, Seeking Safety, Somatic Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic therapy, LGBTQ issues, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I am also trained as a vocational nurse, thus am familiar with medication and dietary interactions that may influence people's thoughts and moods.
I've worked with a variety of clients experiencing daily life challenges and transitions that may overwhelm one's capacity to cope and adapt. These challenges may bring about depression, anxiety, questions about one's purpose and meaning in life, interpersonal relationships at home and work. I've also worked with clients struggling with drug use and dependence, often times related to one's prior personal history of abuse and trauma.
My counseling style is open, welcoming, warm and interactive. We can work together to identify and clarify the challenges and issues that are most important to you, then take steps in putting together a treatment plan with goals that are realistic and doable to help boost your sense of empowerment and increase your capacity to live a more satisfying life.
I am at your service, my vast background in Social Work, Clinical Psychology and medical nursing are at your disposal to martial you onwards to wellness. I look forward to working with you one step at a time, at your pace.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Sexuality, Somatization
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LCSW 27744