I graduated from Sacramento State University May 2014 with a Master in Counseling, concentration Marriage and Family Therapy. I started as an intern at the Gender Health Center from 2013-2017, where I gained specialized training and cultural competency working with individuals whom varied in identity on the gender spectrum. During my time here, I was also trained in Narrative Therapy. I started working at Terra Nova Counseling in May 2016. In 2017, I gained training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I am currently a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT# 108103, at TNC. Currently, I work with persons experiencing non-ideal functioning due to depression, anxiety, PTSD, dysregulated emotions, and bi-polar symptoms.
My theoretical orientation is Client-Centered Therapy. I believe each person holds the key to their own success, but are burdened by self-judgement, guilt, and interfering behaviors and thoughts that may have served a purpose in the past, but hinder one’s ability to become their actualized/preferred self. My style is to have each client direct the session the way they see fit. I find even if a discussion seems off topic, it generally points to the presenting concern. Through our time together, incongruence in ones preferred self and actual self (i.e., are you living congruently to your stated values) will be addressed and interventions will be focused on creating congruence within the self.