When people are challenged with changes that affect the ability to manage stressors, there comes a time for positive change and support.
Monday & Thursday 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday 6:45 – 7:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 5:45 pm
Sessions are completed through a private and secure app.
Your registration confirmation email will have complete details on the texting app.
Approach & Values
I am passionate about focusing on the healing process, whether it involves the challenges of exploring maladaptive behaviors or the triggers of trauma. I help my clients, who include children, adults, and families to find healthy coping mechanisms and self-autonomy which will lead to positive perceptions. This, in turn, creates personal identification and self-worth, thus creating healthy relationships.
My educational background includes a Masters in Clinical Social Work from Loma Linda University.
There is not one single approach for each individual, so I have trained in different modalities to tailor to the needs of those seeking help. This includes cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, narrative therapy, background with trauma focused approach, Seeking Safety (modality for trauma and substance abuse) training, anger management, and play therapy for children. The therapeutic relationship is essential in the beginning stages of sessions because my purpose is to assist the individual in therapy to change his or her life for the better. This involves developing trust, respect, and congruence with empathy and genuineness.
I have been in the field of social services for the past 26 years and practicing therapy for the past 10 years with extensive and diverse work with adults.
Types of treatment:
- Gottman methods
- Emotion focused
- Family systems
- Relational psychotherapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy: strength based, solution focused, brief therapy
- Mindfulness: grounding
- Skill building: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, boundary setting anger management.
- Insight oriented: client centered supportive therapy, active/empathetic listening. narrative therapy
- Pertinent Psychoeducation
- Addiction Counseling
- Codependency, grief counseling, Trauma focused: seeking safety
- Gesault therapy
- Motivational interviewing
- Coping skills
- Family conflict
- Self esteem