My Approach to Helping
Hello there! I applaud you for taking this step, seeking help, and being open to working together to accomplish your goals. My name is Misty and I absolutely LOVE what I do! I graduated from the University of Southern CA with my Masters in Social Work with a concentration in the military and mental health in 2013; became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2016.
I enjoy working with people who have experienced life, in its fullest, but sometimes need a little extra help. I see my clients as the experts in their own journey to resolve what life throws at us; I'm here to truly listen and gently guide. I have experience working with issues like trauma and abuse, depression and anxiety, relationship issues, addiction, personality struggles, family/parenting conflicts, intimacy issues, grief and loss, military/veteran issues, and many more mental health issues. I am completely open to understanding what you need and really look forward to working with you on a solution; you are not alone in this process.
My approach is from a Humanistic theoretical standpoint. Your personal worth, your value, and your ability to overcome hardship, pain, and crisis in your life, is the center and most important aspect of my work. As a therapist, I am there to help you find that value, creativity, and ability to overcome issues in your life with guidance that works for you. I truly look forward to working with you.
Trauma and abuse
Also experienced in:
Anxiety, LGBT, family conflicts, sleeping struggles, parenting issues, anger management, self esteem, bipolar, attention-deficit hyperactivity (ADHD), bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, sadism and masochism (BDSM), kink, alternative sex culture, blended family issues, body image, cancer, co-morbidity, codependency, communication problems, control issues, depression, disruptive mood dysregulation (DMDD), divorce and separation, domestic violence, drug and alcohol addiction, family problems, fertility issues, first responder issues, forgiveness, cender dysphoria, guilt and shame, HIV AIDS, hoarding, impulsivity, infidelity, military and veterans issues, mood disturbances, obsessions, compulsions, obsessive compulsion (OCD), panic disturbances and panic attacks, paranoia, personality disturbances, phobias, postpartum depression, posttraumatic stress, pregnancy and childbirth, process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), seasonal affective (SAD), self-harm, sex addiction, sexual assault and abuse, sexual dysfunction, sexuality, social anxiety and phobia, trichotillomania, women's issues, workplace issues, young adult issues
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), attachment-based therapy, client-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), emotionally-focused therapy (EFT), mindfulness rherapy, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, psychodynamic therapy, solution-focused therapy, trauma-focused therapy.