I view therapy as a collaboration between client and therapist. As a team, we explore and work towards your therapy goals. I am a warm and caring therapist, who is client centered and believes in strength based approaches. The relationship between client & therapist is critical in order for therapy to be beneficial. I primarily use CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) and Solution Focused Therapy as a road map in meeting client therapy goals.
My Professional Background
My professional background includes working with high-risk, traumatized and abused youth. Additionally, I have worked with adults with anxiety, depression, PTSD/Trauma, as well as LBGTQ in a variety of settings. I have worked in residential settings, outpatient treatment, schools, and private practice.
Education, Training, and Certifications
- University of Santa Barbara, BA Sociology
- Phillips Graduate Institute, MA Marriage, Family, & Child Counseling
- Aaron Beck Institute CBT training
- Trauma Focused CBT training
- Synergetic Play Therapy
I love animals!!! My cats & dogs all are rescues. I enjoy gardening. Love making Spotify playlists. Yoda is my favorite Star Wars Character. Enjoy watching Basketball. I enjoy socializing with friends, and spending time with my dogs & cats.