I've been working in the mental health field for four years and became a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in June 2019. I specialize in Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, working on identifying negative thought patterns that impact behavior. Mindfulness comes in the form of learning to be more compassionate, understanding and whole-hearted in the present rather than judgmental, shameful, or critical. Working with me, you will naturally develop an awareness of self through your values, beliefs, feelings, strengths and body.
I believe that every client I work with has the innate ability to heal themselves. It is the situations or moments in all our lives that create self-doubt, low self-worth, trauma, anxiety or depression that can derail us from our true path. Therapy is an amazing first step on getting back onto track.
I’m strength and positive based therapist as well. I will support you on seeing and valuing the strengths that you already have and learn how to begin utilizing those strengths towards a better self. I want you to feel empowered, listened too and find the connections in your story that led you to the path you are on today. I want to help you flip the negative narrative in your head you’ve been living with for too long and start being happier today!
I absolutely love my job and feel grateful every day I get the privilege to be a part of someone’s journey into self-discovery and healing. My other qualifications: Bachelors of Science in Criminology: Forensic Behavioral Science and a Master's of Arts in Counseling Psychology. My first experience in mental health was through The Effort Sacramento on the Suicide Prevention Hotline for two years.
I'm a nerd at heart, loving all things from Star Wars to the latest horror movie. I'm passionate about all things Italian especially the art and language. I've been told I'm direct, open and honest. And oh, I'm a husky owner and love to laugh :) You could find me somewhere on the American River Trail on the weekend or lost in a used bookstore.