I explore people's narratives with intention and keep a strengths-based lens along the way.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Ramon, CA
I spent most of my career working with youth and families who want to create a better relationship. Most of my work is working with caregivers wanting to provide the best for their child while keeping their best interest at heart. I collaborate with caregivers around strategies to increase their engagement with their children as well as hold space for them to process their struggles with caregiving.
For a duration of my career, I worked with youth and families from various walks of life, all of which trauma presents itself in various realms of their life. I use trauma-informed modalities such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) Framework to allow my clients to process their experiences while strategizing ways to cope with stressors and develop relationships with their loved ones.
From working at a school-based setting, intensive in-home services, or an outpatient clinic, I commonly help people who are experiencing anxiety. Anxiety can manifest itself in different forms whether it is physically or mentally and can impact multiple realms in life. I have used Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Play Therapy to help address stressors and strategize ways to manage anxiety.
I use trauma-informed modalities such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) Framework to allow clients and families to process their experiences, identify emotions in relation to those experiences, and gain insight to how they can better manage their emotions to make shifts in their life. These modalities are commonly used with those who experienced PTSD, complex trauma, or historical intergenerational trauma.
I use cognitive behavioral therapy to guide clients to be able to identify their thoughts, name their emotions, and gain insight to how they can better manage their aversive emotions. This modality is commonly used to clients who experience anxiety or depression.
I commonly help people dealing with depression and how it impacts their every day functioning. Depression can be crippling at times and truly take a toll on how people want to live their life. I have used Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Narrative Therapy modalities to help people align with their purpose, increase awareness of themselves, and begin identifying strengths about themselves.
I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with individuals who experienced trauma, depression, and anxiety. It is important to be able to humanize the client's experiences as they continue to foster growth to their self-awareness.
I work through a culturally humility lens when working with clients who come from different walks of life to consider various life changes, the impacts of aversive emotions, and the cultural impacts of their identity. It is important to consider all aspects of a human's identity to best serve their needs.