"HOW CAN I PROVIDE A RELATIONSHIP WHICH THIS PERSON MAY USE FOR THEIR OWN PERSONAL GROWTH?" ~ CARL ROGERS

 

ABOUT ME

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate and earned my Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University. My approach is unique in that it integrates a blend of both Eastern and Western psychology.

I have been working with tweens, teens, and adults professionally in various settings including the juvenile detention center as a support group leader, out in the community in parks, client's homes, cafes, and libraries as a professional mentor, at domestic violence shelters, in my private practice, and numerous mental health clinics. In addition, I have led both domestic violence survivor and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) groups. 

My life's passion is in assisting individuals who are faced with the challenges of their respective life stage and navigating life's complexities. In my view, each life stage can be a great opportunity for self-discovery, empowerment, and learning how to live out one's innate potential.

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EDUCATION AND LICENSURE

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

CERTIFICATIONS

DBT Skills Facilitator

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidenced-based treatment modality that aims to improve clients' overall quality of life.  It focuses primarily on mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.  I provide my clients with tools from DBT to assist them in making meaningful changes in their lives and create a life worth living.

Meditation Instructor

A vast amount of evidence and research has revealed that even as little as 20 minutes of meditation everyday can result in a remarkable reduction of symptoms related to depression and anxiety while drastically improving life satisfaction.  As a meditation practitioner of 10+ years in the Zen, Vipassana, and Vajrayana traditions, I bring an integrative approach to meditation that encourages clients to touch into the present moment and bring a sense of gentle curiosity and compassion to their lives.