Our first session will be spent exploring your therapeutic needs and answering any questions you may have. Many people are hesitant to being therapy and I strive to make the process as comfortable and productive as possible. We will work together to prioritize your needs. We will devise a strategy specific to your needs and your desired outcomes. We will work at your pace while also challenging you to step outside of your routine at times.
One of the most important lessons I've learned throughout my work as a therapist is that it is important to "learn to be comfortable in uncomfortable situations." We all face barriers and road blocks which inform our decisions, our choices, and our abilities to overcome difficult situations. I have found that by practicing using skills during good times, we become better at activating those skills during stressful times.
Like many others, my path to becoming a therapist started with receiving my own therapy. As an adolescent I was blessed to work with some amazing counselors which lead me to want to support others the way my counselors supported me. As an adult both before and after becoming a therapist, I've been able to learn from amazing people whose work has further solidified that providing therapy and collaborating with others is exactly what I want to be doing.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Borderline Personality Disorder
Abuse/Survivors of abuse
Adolescent mental health
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Broad Clinical knowledge and experience engaging various de-escalation and crisis intervention strategies
Clinical Supervision, Legal, Ethical, and Risk Management Education and Training
Tier I – Military Cultural Competence Training – STAR Behavioral Health
Annually obtain education focused on Cultural Responsiveness; Law and Ethics specific to the delivery of mental health services; clinical supervision training; Cognitive, Behavioral and Motivational Treatment approaches
Prior training and experience providing services to adults, adolescents, children and families in the inpatient, outpatient, and institutional settings
CA, LMFT, 53257
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, National University
Training and experience providing traumatic grief and moral injury specific treatment to first responders, civilians, separated and active-duty military personnel. Skilled Provider of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Extensive training and consultation focused on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders.