My Approach to Helping
Do you feel sad, anxious, and irritable and don't know why? Do you lack energy and motivation to accomplish even minor tasks at home, work, or school? Are you struggling to put your life back in order? Therapy will allow you to make meaning of our difficult life experiences and open up to new ways of thinking, feeling, and being. I strive to provide a safe and supportive environment where clients can learn to identify and express your emotions effectively, develop healthy ways of coping with difficult emotions, improve the quality of relationships, and increase self-esteem and sense of self-worth.
I provide culturally-competent individual and family therapy services to children, adolescents, and adults. My approach is from cognitive behavioral therapy that assists in identifying, challenging, and replacing negative self talk. I have advanced training in behavior analysis to assist in reducing problematic behaviors in children and adolescents.
My therapeutic approach is warm, empathic, accepting, and honest. I strive to understand my clients within their social, developmental, and cultural contexts to individualize treatment, build on strengths, and promote positive identity development. Consulting with other providers and advocating for my clients' needsrights are staples of my practice.