My Approach to Helping
In my practice as a therapist I use the research on what works to help my clients get the outcomes they want: better relationships, managed anxiety, less depression, and more control over life. I pursued a few paths in life before my career in mental health. I studied Modern Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz. I worked for years as a math, science and SAT tutor. I trained and competed extensively in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. My approach as a therapist is multidisciplinary, drawing on my previous experience coaching and educating adolescents and adults in athletic and academic environments.
Every client has unique needs so I do not limit our work into any single modality. I blend a variety of techniques to create a customized approach to treatment for each individual. The primary modalities I draw influence from are cognitive behavioral, humanistic, and dynamic psychotherapy.
Whether you’re meeting with me as your first time entering therapy or have sought out help in the past and are looking for the right match for your journey moving forward, this is an exciting step to take! Therapy is a place to develop and apply philosophy to get to a different place than we are able to get on our own. I'm excited to join you!