My Approach in Therapy
I want every client to feel welcomed in therapy and have no limits to what they bring into session(s). Clients should feel validated and heard.
I strive to make my clients have a connection in therapy so that they have the one place where they can be themselves. This means being able to talk freely about what is on their mind and feel empowered. Therapy is a judgement-free zone, and this is what I want clients to feel whenever they enter session(s).
The types of therapy that I feel connect the best with clients include strength-based, solution-focused, and person-centered. However, I work with what is best for each client. If a client doesn’t respond well to a certain type of therapy, I will help guide the client to finding what does work for them. I also like bringing art into therapy which can include music, writing/journaling, or painting.
I Offer Lots of Patience and Compassion
I have a passion for working with individuals with PTSD, especially regarding trauma of sexual or intimate partner violence, and dissociative traits from the PTSD.
Wide Range Of Experience
I enjoy working with all ages, and I especially connect well with teens and young adults. I also have experience working with:
I got my M.A. of Clinical Psychology (Emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy) from Pepperdine University. I obtained a B.S. in Human Services from California State University, Fullerton. I chose a degree in Human Services over Psychology because the Human Services degree required an extra three semesters of practicum field placement work, which I believed was important experience and was better suited for my desire to be a Marriage and Family Therapy.
I am glad I made that choice, and have found that the extra training and clinical work experience was invaluable to becoming a skilled clinician.