My approach is to always foster a safe, compassionate, and empowering environment. I ensure that together we identify your strengths and explore how we can use such skills to target your goals. I understand that everyone comes with a unique set of life challenges, which is why my approach is tailored to the individual’s needs. I strongly believe that each individual can learn to build resiliency and I am dedicated to providing such skills to achieve that.
My philosophy is that you are the expert in your life and I’m there to help you uncover new perspectives and find constructive ways with dealing with pressing challenges.
My Professional Background
I received my B.A degree in Human Services with a concentration in Mental Health at California State University, Fullerton. It is then when my passion for community and mental health work was born during this time. I completed my Masters of Social Work with an emphasis in Mental Health from the University of Southern California.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. With nearly seven years in the field, I have work with clients directly in the community and in school-based mental health services.
Education, Training, and Certifications
- Bachelors of Science in Human Services from California State University, Fullerton
- Masters of Social Work from the University of Southern California
- Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
- Motivational Interviewing (MI)
- Crisis Intervention
I enjoy long drives with great company and good music. I love exploring the city and trying out different restaurants that are hot on Yelp. The sun is my therapy so enjoy going to the dog beach with my puppy, Khalid. I believe pineapple belongs on pizza.