I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received my graduate degree from University of Hawaii-School of Social Work in 2006. My specialty is Mental Health. I have practiced for 10 years in in-patient settings and out-patient settings alike. For the past 6 years I have worked in Crisis Intervention with Adults and Youth in my community and am passionate about this work. I strongly believe in early intervention and can appreciate the strength of individuals who reach out for help in their most vulnerable moments.
My approach to treatment is strengths based, client centered and task-oriented. I am open to holistic methods of healing and traditional methods of healing.
My philosophy is to always start where a person is, to be culturally sensitive, to listen to what is being said and not being said and ultimately to create a nurturing and goal oriented environment to achieve balance and well-being.
I can help those who are faced with difficult decisions, life crises, taxed relationships, past trauma, anxiety, depression, parenting issues, addiction, and vicarious trauma (or caregiver fatigue). All with acceptance and interest in you achieving your goals. You deserve it!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression
LCSW #4066 (Expires: 2022-06-01)
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