“See the world not as it is, but as it could be.”
– Cinderella (2015)
From a young age I have always known I wanted to be in a helping profession. All roads, along with hard work and dedication, have led me to become a social worker. I want my clients to be met with empathy and respect when coming to counseling. I am an experienced therapist and I use a combination of skills and interventions to foster resiliency and empower those that seek therapy with me.
I like to use the fundamentals of social work practice in my approach to therapy: unconditional positive regard and a holistic approach to presenting problems. I have a trauma-informed and person-centered methodology to guide my interactions with others. I integrate EMDR to my practice to aid in processing and healing from trauma. I employ CBT and DBT skills with my clients to help develop effective coping skills, positive thinking and to utilize self-care techniques.
My goal is to provide clients with a safe space to process their feelings and to work through challenges that are unique to them. I believe the therapeutic alliance is the single greatest tool we have to help others on their journey to health and healing. I am so glad to have you join us at JSA.
Masters in Social Work from USC, 2018
Certificate in Drug and Addiction Studies, 2018
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, 2019
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Training, 2019