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I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in German from California State University, Monterey Bay, along with my M.A. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the APA-Accredited program at the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles. I have experience with individuals of many diverse populations across the lifespan and my training experience has focused on cultural diversity in health psychology, along with conceptualizing how the mind/body connection can inform our behaviors, psychological processes, and worldviews.
The road to healing and insight can be complex at times, therefore my approach to therapy is collaborative and creative in nature. I work from a solution-focused and biopsychosocial lens, integrating interventions that are tailored to each unique client. This approach assists in guiding each client toward increased awareness of emotions and life experiences that may contribute to their current situation. Therapy is a process rooted in self-care, patience, and compassion. I hope to provide a comfortable, empathic, culturally sensitive, and secure environment for you to hone in on your strengths while reaching your therapeutic goals.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse