Covering Challenges Related To:
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Loss, Life transitions, Coping skills for stress management, LGBTQ, Relationships, and Veterans
Individual and Couples Counseling for ages 18+
Education & Licensing:
Masters in Social Work
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Specialty Training & Experience:*
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Emotionally Focused Therapy
STOP Domestic Violence
Strength at Home
Integrative using techniques from cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, attachment and humanistic approaches.
I am originally from Southern California and have lived in several states to include Arizona, Hawaii, Texas, and Oregon. I enjoy travelling, nature, movies, books, music, food and exercise. I found my passion for counseling while I was serving in the Army and saw the need for empathic, competent, and supportive behavioral health providers. I went to school focusing on mental health and earned my Master of Social Work degree in 2013 at the University of Southern California. I enjoy making a space for others to feel supported when they need it. I have experience working with adolescents, adults, and couples. Clients who have witnessed or experienced violence, abuse, combat, relationship issues, transitions, substance abuse, homelessness, depression, anxiety, loss, and other difficult life events.
I think of life like a book. Chapters close and open with new and old elements introduced. Chapters build upon one another. We can grow and change from
our experiences. Sometimes we get stuck and need help moving into the next chapter or even into the next part of the book without judgement. Our work together will be a united process to identify and explore experiences, thoughts, emotions, behaviors, patterns, coping tools, and strengths while providing a supportive space of acceptance. The goal of treatment will be to build you up so that you can make positive changes or move on into your next chapter with a renewed strength and self-worth.
All plans with Out of Network benefits & Private Pay accepted. Contracts are in process to be an in-network practitioners with Regence Blue Cross, Trillium OHP, Open-card OHP, Pacific source, Pacific source OHP, & First Choice Health Network,
*Specialty Training & Experience includes areas of focus and interest practitioners have obtained additional hours of training and experience in. Any specialties the practitioner has received certification in will appear under Education & Certification.