My Approach to Helping
I am passionate about working with individuals on illness education, symptom management, cognitive restructuring, affect regulation, behavior modification, and interpersonal skill development. My goal is to provide a safe environment for people to learn about themselves, begin to love who they are, and overcome social, emotional, economical, and vocational struggles while reaching their full potential in life. I want to help those who feel unloved and broken return to feeling whole again with active encouragement and support,
My specialties include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, personality disorders, and severe mental illnesses. I am trained in DBT and trauma resolution through EMDR. Additionally, I enjoy working with clients on communication issues, anger management, low self-esteem issues, career and vocational development, as well as crisis management. I am bilingual and speak Spanish.
I have found a creative balance in applying therapeutic techniques from DBT, EMDR, CBT, and ACT in helping clients become more aware of thinking styles, the effects and correlations with emotions, behaviors, value systems, & consequences.