“Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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As we move toward accepting our reality, finding our dreams, and growing into the healthiest version of ourselves, we can learn to find our basic values and develop our self-worth, dignity, and purpose. I believe you have a capacity for awareness, responsibility (as anxiety-provoking as it may be), and joy. I’m here to walk this path with you.
It was not by chance that I became a therapist. No, it was years of struggles, major setbacks and what I often refer to as mental ‘dis-ease’ before it all finally came into stunningly sharp focus for me. It was as if I spent years trying to get to someplace without ever fully arriving. My life was passing me by. That was until I decided it was time for me to make a change. So, like you, I went out and got some help, and you know what? I came out better for it, and I believe you will too.
The tools and skills I learned along the way are the same tools and skills I want to share with you in our work together. My interest is in neuro-counseling. So you’ll often hear me say “ It’s not you, it’s your brain!” I want to help you understand that it is a shared human privilege to have one of these magnification machines in our skulls. I want to help remind you and show you how to use it wisely and compassionately.
I am also interested in physical wellbeing by way of promoting a cleansed and balanced nervous system through meditation and mindfulness practices. I am a huge advocate for minding the three brains- our head brain, our heart brain, and our gut brain. By getting these three systems of the body to work together you can move away from ‘dis-ease’ and move towards openness and receptiveness to a life of limitless happiness. I want to help you make the most of yourself. Are you ready to begin the work?
I specialize in Addictive/ Impulse Control, Life Adjustments to Chronic
Pain, Life Stressors, Neuroeducation, Problem Solving and Conflict
Resolution, Social Skills, Substance Dependence, Self Esteem/
Development of Self Concept, and Trauma.
My goal as a therapist:
I believe, in my mind, in my heart, and in my gut, that every individual has within them the capacity to achieve self-actualization, a sense of self-worth, dignity, and purpose. As your therapist, my goal is to help you see that ability within yourself. In order to do that we have to first explore the parts of ourselves that are perhaps shameful, embarrassing, or painful to look back on. By exploring these parts my goal is to help you make yourself whole. I believe this is where the work begins. In our time together I will share information, skills, and techniques with you that are relevant, and meaningful in hopes of empowering your decision to change your life.
I completed my undergraduate studies at California State Dominguez Hills in Carson, California in May of 2013. I left CalState with a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology, with honors in Psychology. With my degree in hand, I went to work in various helping professions for a number of years. Then on the winter solstice of 2017, I decided to apply for candidacy into the Counselor Education graduate program at Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado. I was accepted and in the summer of 2018 I began my endeavors towards becoming a licensed professional counselor. In 2019, I earned membership into Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society (CSI) where I was recognized as an outstanding counseling student with a GPA of 4.0 and deemed promising as a professional counselor whose ethical judgment and behavior are exemplary. In 2020, during the year of the pandemic, I graduated with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health. Most recently I was recognized as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and became credentialed as a Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS) in 2021.
You can find me on Psychology Today.
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