My approach to therapy is through the lens of attachment theory, I also use a humanistic approach and integrate mindfulness. I believe that everyone is capable of creating change and finding healing in their lives and my desire is to partner with my clients as they do so. I recognize that the process can feel scary and overwhelming at times and there is such a value in having someone join you on your healing journey, which is what I aim to do. We each develop and have tools in our toolboxes as we go and part of therapy is acknowledging those tools and seeing which ones still serve us and parting ways with the ones that don’t.
I believe that the we each are the experts of our own lives. When we get to be the expert on our lives we are able to take ownership and feel empowered, both of which are very important to healing. We are made up of our mind, physical body, and spirit and they all are interconnected. I believe it is important to address and integrate all of these parts of who we are as we find healing.
I have my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hope International University. I also have a Bachelors of Arts in Child Development and Family Life Education from California State University of Long Beach. I am trained in EMDR and find it very effective for those who have experienced Trauma. I have always gravitated towards experiences and careers where I can care for and remain curious about people.
I love traveling, gardening, designing, and growing in understanding of foods and how they serve our bodies. I enjoy doing yoga, practicing meditation, and being as in touch with the earth as I can. I find these all to be helpful in feeling connected with myself and my own healing.