My approach to counseling is fundamentally relational. I want you to feel both safe and understood in the therapeutic relationship that we cultivate together. In my view, the counseling room should be a “sacred space” where you can explore the deepest and most vulnerable parts of yourself. In order for you to do that kind of work, we need to tend to our therapeutic relationship.
I find several theories of psychotherapy to be very helpful. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps us to better understand the relationships between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness provide useful concepts and tools to help you relate to difficult thoughts and experiences in new ways, enabling you to live in a way that more closely aligns with your values and potential.
If you want faith and spirituality to be integrated into therapy sessions, I gladly explore those areas with you as well and highlight ways to draw upon those strengths.
Areas of Interest
I am equipped to help people with a diversity of issues, but I especially find myself working with adolescents and adults who are working on making changes surrounding things like depression, anxiety, and addiction (e.g., substance abuse, pornography or other unwanted sexual behaviors).
I offer counseling services in both English and Spanish.
“What we need to learn to do is to look at thought, rather than from thought.”
― Steven C. Hayes