My approach is based on who you are and what is relevant for you in order to be your best self. I collaboratively work with clients in re-connecting with their innate strength and resilience in their journey to face change and heal unresolved issues. I use a variety of modalities that support a client's ability to reconnect with their inner-self and identify ways in which they want to make positive changes. I treat a number of issues including unresolved complex trauma, addiction, co-occurring disorders, life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief & loss, relationship difficulties, low self esteem, Adult Children of Alcoholics, impact & insight into historical trauma, and sexual abuse. I am warm, empathetic and supportive but not afraid to challenge clients when necessary. I utilize evidence based and creative approaches such as CBT, Strength-Based approach, Trauma Informed CBT, Family Systems, DBT, Jungian art based skills and concepts, Assertive communication skills, and Mindfulness Based. I currently hold active LCSW licenses in both California and New Mexico.
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
In our first session after intake I encourage clients to continue teaching me about what you need, your strengths, how you have coped so far. I hope to continue learning about your history, life and family of origin patterns to gain understanding. I will provide information about how I will support and work with my clients, answer questions & confirm recurring appointment schedule.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
CBT, Person Centered, Narrative therapy, Jungian, Mindfulness based approaches, DBT skills for distress tolerance, Trauma Informed, Art and creative based interventions, Existential therapy, Systems & Ecological perspectives
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
The ability to identify and utilize clients natural resilience and strengths to make life changes, supportive and non judgmental, challenge unhealthy patterns of belief and behaviors, I work creatively and intuitively with each person for their individual needs and life challenges. I have extensive experience working with indigenous and immigrant populations from around the world.