Trauma informed therapist with experience in suicide ideation, bereavement/grief, eating disorders, substance use, life transitions, ADHD, depression/anxiety, relationships within family system and outside the family system, attachment, LGBTQ+, divorce, women/girls health
I work with high school/college students and adults with a focus on life transitions. I meet patients where they are and provide a guiding hand with the patient's lead. This work is through a trauma-informed lens. My belief is that we all experience(d) varying levels of trauma that play out in our day to day lives that create imbalances within.
To navigate this imbalance, my approach is like that of a functional medicine physician. A focus on the mental mind, the physical body, and the inner self with the goal of all three working in harmony together. This technique incorporates empathic listening, somatic response analysis and reflective questioning that facilitates insight for the patient.
I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR.) My clinical training included working with individuals at University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) and New Beginnings in Santa Barbara. In addition, I currently serve as the Life Skills Coordinator at New Beginnings where I work directly with community partners such as Transition House, Carp Connect, Johnson Court and Villa Majella to coordinate and build group therapy programs for Santa Barbara County. I also provide counseling through Student Health & Wellness at Santa Barbara Community College (SBCC.)
MA, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor