Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Therapy is COOL! Therapy is for EVERYONE! Let’s dismantle the systems and stigma that holds us back from reaching our full potential together! I am a social worker and therapist because I love working with and helping people. I am passionate about mental health, emotional health, self-love and empowering the oppressed. These are an important part of each individual and should be given the proper attention and care to promote overall health and better relationship with self and others.
I focus on the pursuit of healing and self-awareness through analysis of thoughts, past life experiences, internal systems and emotional connection. While this requires one to show strength, empathy, humility, and vulnerability, a greater understanding of oneself will lead to emotional intelligence, maturity and, ultimately, increased happiness and healing. In this respect, therapy can benefit anyone. I meet clients where they are and capitalize on the client’s natural strengths, enabling the client to make lasting and meaningful changes.
I genuinely enjoy building a trusting relationship with my clients. I prioritize respect and understanding. Therapy is a tool to achieve insights that can be applied to one’s self, not a way to force anyone to fit any mold. I want my clients to know that they are loved, valued and important and I help them see the hope, healing and potential their lives hold.
I am passionate and skilled in the following areas: anxiety, depression, dissociative disorders, grief/loss, codependency, life transitions including faith crisis and identity crisis, parenting, PTSD, body image, self-esteem, trauma, suicidal ideation, among other things. I utilize skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Coherence Therapy, Motivational Interviewing. I am a member of the National Associate of Social Work and uphold the ethics of my profession.
I enjoy spending time with my spouse and 3 children. I love the beach, swimming, going on walks, and most of all game nights! I enjoy roller coasters and especially love Disneyland. I enjoy all things Star Wars and Harry Potter and Marvel. If caught daydreaming I am most likely contemplating time travel and time loops! And I can’t forget to mention I LOVE food!!!