My first approach is to make sure the client knows there's no issue too big to work toward an effective outcome. My style is that we collaborate together on all issues/problems in which the client feels they are making progress toward a healthier person. I use the necessary strategies to assist in accomplishing a better tomorrow for you. I use CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Attachment therapy, trauma-informed, but other approaches to fit the client's need. Your emotional and inner peace is important to me, and I will be committed to working together to find a better future.
My compassion for people has led me to this profession. Everyone has their own story. Each person's story is different, and circumstances have created issues or concerns. I feel it is imperative to hear and understand from the client’s perspective. Creating a non-judgmental style atmosphere in counseling. My hope is that your self-worth, self-esteem, and accomplishments become your most valuable assets.
In the first session, you may be feeling a lot of distress. My objective will be to provide a calming, safe environment to gather information to determine your symptoms, emotions, behaviors and build bonding with you as a client /therapist relationship. You may ask any specific question, discuss therapy, your treatment, or any concerning issues you may have. I will assess and identify any imminent issues and address them. We will reflect on motivation, the importance of self-reflection, and self-growth.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
It's normal to experience anger at times, but for some, it becomes so frequent, intense, or difficult to control that it negatively affects their life. Anger management is a structured therapeutic approach toward reducing one’s anger to a point where more appropriate coping and/or conflict management skills are used. Beliefs and thoughts leading toward anger outbursts are explored while healthy coping and interpersonal skills are put into practice.
Children that experience parents and/or guardians that are avoidant, ambivalent, or resistant from an early age, may develop attachment issues. This can manifest as difficulty forming or maintaining friendships, romantic relationships and empathetic bonds throughout life, as well as other issues.
Trauma is the result of experiencing a perceived, extremely distressful event. Although the stress threshold for each person differs, meaning that each person considers and experiences trauma differently, it is an event that tops one’s threshold. It exceeds one’s ability to cope or emotionally process. Symptoms may include shock, anxiety, confusion, hopelessness, feeling disconnected, mood swings, nightmares, and intrusive thoughts.
Provides couples therapy/counseling
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Grief is a reaction to an emotionally significant loss and often comes with symptoms of depression or anxiety. These symptoms can remain intense and last for a long time after a loss, making it difficult to move forward with a healthy lifestyle.
Self-esteem is the degree to which a person feels confident, valuable, and worthy of respect. Feeling low self-esteem can influence overall well-being and be linked to anxiety and/or depression.
Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by persistent instability in relationships, extreme emotional reactions, and chronic fear of abandonment. People with this may also tend to be moody, experiencing a lot of high highs and low lows.
Race & Cultural Identity
Challenges around race and cultural identity vary enormously, including issues related to discrimination, racism, and intergenerational trauma.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Anger management Facilitator
CA, LMFT, 115627
Master of Science in Counsleing Marriage, Family and Child Therapy
I received my degree in Master of Science in Counseling and a licensed MFT. I started providing mental health service at College hospital in 2009 with outpatient clients. I worked there for ten years. I was fortunate enough to work with a variety of populations that range from mild to severe. Working with individuals, couples, families has given me the experience and expertise to provide coping skills, achievable goals, treatment plans, and intervention that produced results. I specialized in anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and trauma. I have worked with individuals who experience suicidal ideations, codependency, family conflict, PTSD, Borderline personality, dual diagnosis, etc. I worked for three years with Foothill Aids for individuals that deal with HIV and within the LGBTQI community. I have volunteered and worked with homeless and incarnated individuals. Before the pandemic, I spoke at faith-based churches on mental health and contracted with Kaiser. I am a certified anger management facilitator and have a certificate in DBT. My therapy approaches are CBT, DBT, Attachment-based, trauma-informed, and other strategies that meet the client’s need. It is a pleasure to work in this profession. I work with integrity and have great compassion for my clients.
473 E Carnegie Drive, Suite 200, San Bernardino, 92408, CA