My Approach to Helping
My approach to therapy is always person centered. You are the expert in your own life. I want to work with you to identify and build upon your existing strengths, introducing new tools and techniques to help you feel empowered to make positive changes in your life. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, trauma-informed care, and psychoeducation to help you meet your goals. I received my master’s degree from UCLA in 2003 and my License in Clinical Social Work in 2007.
I have worked in a variety of therapeutic settings including programs for young adults aging out of the foster care system, adults diagnosed with Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, and Anxiety for the past 15 years, in a program for older adults. I have worked with adults of all ages experiencing depression, anxiety, life transitions, caregiver role strain, grief and loss, adjustment issues, and those with a history of trauma. I have provided both individual and group therapy.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I provide a safe, respectful, non-judgmental space for you to share and to grow. I aim to meet you where you are and to provide support and services that work best for you. It is my goal to make you feel safe and supported throughout our time together.
Self-care is necessary for all of our lives to be our healthiest selves. I would be honored to take this next step with you to become a healthier you. I look forward to talking with you!