Welcome to my page. I have an eclectic approach to counseling and life. As other counseling professionals, I have had a challenging life and focused in areas which could help myself. Now that I am on this journey I would love to share with you the things I have learned and practice regularly. I have moved many times in my life and found the process of meeting new people as an art. I have been told that speaking to me is easy and comfortable. I drive for Uber to get out in the community more and boy do people open up while I take them to their jobs, home and out with friends. I appreciate this. I went to the University of Southern California for my Masters of Social Work. I did this via a Virtual Academy in order that I could continue to be present in my families life. I cared for my stepmother during the last 5 years of her life living with Stage 4 Inflammatory Breast Cancer. I assisted with co-parenting and being a support person and writing papers about some of the greatest Social Workers' in history.
I learned so much in school, primarily focusing on trauma and anxiety responses. I have done many trainings since being out of school and focused on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) informed training, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing therapy (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), brief therapies and other theories and manualized training.
I work really well with addicts seeking recovery, parents of persons consumed by addition. Addictions are such difficult issues which affect so many all around the person who is consumed by it. I have focused on grief and loss, losing a family member to suicide, empty nesting, trauma survivors, veterans ( I took special classes on Veterans needs at USC). I work well with Lesbian issues and am a strong supporter of people living with coming out, seeking supports and coping with the social changes which occur during this time. As I mentioned prior my stepmother had Stage 4 Breast Cancer, for a year I assisted in facilitating a Stage 4 support group to cope with changes in diagnosis, managing families responses and learning to live with a terminal disease. I have experience working with persons abused by clergy members and the difficulties this can have on religious or spiritual components. I have experiences working with people of many different faiths and spiritual paths. I am on a spiritual path and look forward to helping people find their own if this is something they want to do.
As you can tell I am very well rounded in working with many different populations, feel free to email and let set up an appointment.
I look forward to meeting you and learning how I can help you help yourself into a better life.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
LCSW #SW16300 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
LCSW #34008313A (Expires: 2020-11-30)
Mindy has been great to work with so far. She’s helped me learn not only more about myself, but better techniques to understand my mind! I’m excited to grow more with her by my side!
Mindy has been wonderful! She listens and then gives advice as well as great tools to use on your own.