Avid hiker, gardener, and eater of takeout. Learning to surf, plants are amazing, and I adore my elderly dachshund.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in San Jose, CA
I take a strengths-based approach to my treatment of ADHD. Early identification and treatment of ADHD, or even ADHD diagnosed in adulthood, is life changing. I help my clients understand the neurological aspects of ADHD, and how their unique brain design impacts their thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and relationships. My clients develop tools to improve their executive functioning, time management, and emotion regulation while connecting with and discovering their true selves.
I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder in college, and I am intimately familiar with all aspects of treating anxiety. I take a holistic, multi-faceted approach in my treatment of anxiety disorders, and incorporate cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, meditation, exercise, sleep hygiene, and time spent in nature with clients. You can expect to develop a deeper understanding of the root of your anxiety as we develop tangible tools to help regain control of your life.
Initiating therapy for your adolescent is the most incredible gift you could give them, even if they don't think so. Therapy gives your adolescent unwavering support as they navigate teen issues like anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, self harm, academic pressure, substance use, relationships, learning self-advocacy, and emotion regulation. I practice family systems therapy and incorporate parents, caregivers, and siblings into treatment to provide healing for the whole family.
Family therapy has been a critical part of my private practice experience for the last 11 years. Family therapy is often overlooked when treating adolescents and young adults. I help families understand that they function as a system, and support each person in understanding their role that contributes to the family dynamic. I utilize talk therapy as well as in-session structured activities to encourage connection, healthy confrontation, and healing within the family.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the cornerstone in my treatment of anxiety and depression. CBT is a psycho-social intervention that identifies and challenges cognitive distortions like attitudes, thoughts, and belief systems as well as their associated behaviors. I help my clients identify these distortions, and guide them towards more rational, grounded patterns of thinking which results in identifiable improvements and positive outcomes.