I received my Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Chapman University. I went on to obtain my Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from California Baptist University.
I have been working with children, adolescents, TAY (transitional age youth 18-25) and families for the past 5 years. Over the past 5 years, I have worked closely with different cultures, LGBT community, children in foster system, and DCFS cases. I have been trained in different avenues of providing mental health. I enjoy using play and art activities with children, adolescents, and families to encourage a different avenue of communication to families as well as individuals.
Recently I have had the pleasure to be trained in the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) and Community resiliency model (CRM). These models focus on the body’s response to a trauma and through a set of 9 wellness skills (6 in the CRM model); assist the body in completing the response and developing pleasant sensations once again. I have enjoyed using this model over the past year with symptoms including trauma, depression, anxiety, impulsive behaviors, aggression, and anger. I also have a background in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and use an eclectic incorporation of many different theories to best fit the client.
Our office is a space safe for everyone. Over my course of being a mental health professional I have seen the increasing need in providing mental health treatment to the LGBTQ+ population. Through different training, consultations, groups, and actively researching; I have had experience in providing services to same sex couples therapy, gender non-conforming, non-binary, questioning, gay, lesbian, bi, queer, asexual, and transgender (FTM and MTF) individuals of all ages.