I have always been drawn to the counseling profession as it embodies my personal belief in the dignity and worth of every person. I believe that people are experts of their own lives, are coping the best they can and have the power to heal themselves when provided with the right support. Embracing and honoring every aspect of ourselves is the key to strength, resilience and living a peaceful life.
I attended California State University Long Beach for both my graduate and undergraduate studies. I obtained a Masters in Social Work and a Bachelors in Social Work with a Minor in Psychology. I specialize in CBT, DBT, addiction, grief and loss and the mental health issues surrounding these experiences. I practice an integrative holistic approach to therapy that includes blending elements of Humanistic, Cognitive and Psychodynamic theories to best suit the needs of my clients.
I started my career in hospice, working with people at the end of their lives and their surviving family members. I have worked with people experiencing addiction in both formal treatment centers and other settings. Most recently I had the privilege to work with the homeless, many of whom were experiencing severe mental health issues, addiction and trauma.
Asking for help is never easy. It requires equal parts of courage, honesty, humility, and belief that change is possible. It is a privilege to be asked to witness and help facilitate change in another person. I strive to create a safe, judgement free space to come together to begin this process.
There is meaning and growth in being challenged whether it is walking with someone through the process or meeting challenges in my own life. The fullest expression of who I am will always include adventure, finding beauty in unexpected places and using humor and creativity in my life. I enjoy learning and I am always looking to improve both personally and professionally.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
I also have experience in LGBT, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes
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