I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (CA License # LCSW81127) specializing in the treatment of mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, as well as perinatal mood and anxiety for disorders. I received my B.A. in Human Development with an emphasis in Children and Family Services, from California State University, San Marcos. After providing individual counseling to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, and working on a Federal grant project to develop and coordinate Sexual Assault Response Teams in rural communities, I went on to earn my master's degree in Social Work, with an emphasis in mental health from the University of Southern California. Post master's, I have obtained advanced training and experience serving individuals with acute mental health conditions in an inpatient psychiatric unit. I have additionally obtained advanced training in the treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorder through Postpartum Support International as well as Maternal Mental Health NOW.
I view myself as a partner on your journey to wellness; someone to bear witness to the truth of your pain and rejoice in your successes along the way, too. I believe that mental health care can be a transformative experience and an investment in yourself. Personally, and professionally, I see the lasting effect on individuals who have the opportunity to speak their own truth, and be fully seen and heard.
I work from an empowerment perspective which means I work along side each client, assisting them to gain insight and a greater understanding of their own selves and experiences. Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivation Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy, I assist people in taking control of their own life and making the decisions that are best for them.
I see myself as an ally and partner in the therapeutic process, walking along side each person I serve as they explore their authentic selves. I hold space for everyone to explore their true emotions, without fear of judgement or rejection.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Bipolar disorder
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties
LCSW #LCSW81127 (Expires: 2019-10-31)
She is really great she listens to me she's respectful she has empathy. I don't feel rushed or feel like I'm one of many many clients she's good at making me feel like I'm the only one that she has. She remembers what I tell her from session to session she doesn't seem to need to be recapped about things or events which is nice.