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    Knowledge

    I did my undergraduate studies at Claremont McKenna College and majored in Psychology and International Relations. I graduated cum laude with honors in Psychology. After years of working in various capacities, I was driven to return to school and obtained a Master of Arts from the University of Massachusetts Global (formerly Brandman University), with dual emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling. I have been accepted into a doctoral program at Loma Linda University and will begin my doctoral work in Marriage & Family Therapy starting in September 2024.

     

    In addition to my academic background, I am trained and certified in various evidence-based practices. I hold a provisional certification in Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy (CBT) from the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, obtained after an intensive 16-week training and consultation program, and hold a proficiency certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) from the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions. I am also trained in Seeking Safety (SS) and Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP). I am currently training with the IFS Institute in Internal Family Systems (IFS) Level 1.

    Experience

    My professional journey as a therapist began as a mental health intern at a local school district, where I worked with elementary and high school students, providing individual and group therapy services in a school setting. I also worked as a drug and alcohol counselor at a methadone clinic, providing individual therapy and case management services to adults suffering from severe opioid use disorder.

     

    As a master-level clinician, I worked at a community mental health agency providing individual and family therapy to children, teenagers, transitional aged youth/emerging adults, and paernts. At the agency, I provided services in schools, in the field, in person at the office, and via telehealth. I then moved to a telehealth group practice specializing in treating anxiety, OCD, and related disorders in teens and young adults using modular CBT and gained additional training in CBT, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention in Tics (CBIT), and Launching Emerging Adults Program (LEAP).

     

    I am currently employed at The Mindful Lemon where I provide individual, couples, and family therapy.

    Professional Specialization & Theoretical Orientation

    I specialize in the treatment of anxiety and trauma using evidence-based approaches. I take a highly collaborative approach and partner with you to create a highly individualized therapeutic experience to address your mental health concerns and achieve your mental health goals. My work with you is grounded in research-backed techniques and incorporate second-wave and third-wave cognitive-behavioral therapies, including cognitive therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), interpersonal therapy (IPT), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). There is an added complexity to working with couples and families, and I take an eclectic approach to couples and family therapy to meet the needs of everyone in front of me, using a structural family therapy lens with emotionally-focused therapy (EFT), solution-focused interventions, and research from Drs. John & Julie Gottman (Gottman Method).

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