What I view as a key component of a good therapeutic relationship is trust, respect, and congruence. These major components along with empathy and genuineness empower a therapeutic alliance that promotes agreement on the goals of the treatment, agreement on the tasks, and the development of a personal bond that is made up of reciprocal positive feelings that foster essential aspects of successful therapy.
A holistic approach to mental health and wellness is my primary goal. Integrative psychotherapy is fundamental to promote healing on all levels: physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and mental. Having a sound mind, body, and soul is a paradigm that signifies the wheel of wellness in its continuum, enriching the various aspects of life for optimal growth and a sense of well-being. Cultivating our spirituality promotes resiliency, equilibrium, and wellness. It provides a moral compass that affects our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. As the Serenity Prayer of St. Francis Assisi goes, “God, give me the courage to change the things I can, peace to accept the things I cannot, and wisdom to know the difference..,” renders faith and renewed strength. Faith-based counseling along with various treatment modalities is essential to effective therapeutic intervention and prevention. I support the therapeutic approach which best meets my client’s needs that fosters healing, life-giving grace, hope, peace, and love.
The most profound, insightful, or interesting thing I’ve learned as a mental health professional is being able to help people reach and tap on their potentials. There is this integral source of strength in other people that enables them to help themselves effectively. Thus, this paves the way in achieving their desired therapeutic goals for optimal wellness.
Spirituality & religion based issues
Caregiver stress & support
College & graduate student issues
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Pastoral & Faith Based Counseling
NBCC - National Certified Counselor
CA, LPCC, 8370
MS Counseling and Psychology - Troy University
BS Social Science - University of Maryland Europe
Professional Development for Catholic Educators - Catholic Distance University
Hello and welcome! I am passionate about helping others. My work is primarily in mental health and wellness, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, interventions, and prevention; treatment development, and a proactive approach toward promoting a connection and awareness of supportive services and resources. I have a wide array of professional knowledge and experience in federal, private, community mental health care, and vocational rehabilitation. I am a USAF veteran, military spouse, and civilian with over 10 years of experience; bilingual: English/Tagalog; NBCC National Board for Certified Counselor in various occupational settings that empowers diverse individuals to accomplish mental health, wellness, spiritual, and career goals. Specializing in Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Relationship Issues, Military Transition/Lifestyle, Grief and Loss utilizing fact-based clinical interventions to include Cognitive/Behavioral, ACT, Spiritually Informed/Catholic Faith-based counseling, Supportive and Solution-Focused Brief Therapies. Helping others help themselves through an integrative therapeutic approach optimizes mental health and wellness. As a mental health counselor and spiritual mentor, I support the best therapeutic approach that best meet my client's needs, and I invite you to recognize your fullest potential of being human and a child of God. Lastly, "There is a source within us that always works to bring things into the light." ~John A. Sanford. I look forward to working with you and become part of your life as a mentor and counselor.
Remote Therapy, Sacramento, 95648, CA