I remain open, sensitive and responsive to clients' needs and use culturally appropriate interventions to offer support and direction related to relational trauma; family-of-origin difficulties; self-esteem; parent-child relationship challenges; racial, sexual, ethnic, spiritual identity; adjustments to transitions; anger/irritability;
Identity, school/career stress, trauma, persistent worrying, family relationships, sadness, isolation/withdrawal and shame are my specialty. I facilitate empowering and solution-focused treatment to gain understanding of current cognitive patterns that result in undesired behavior and low mood. My clients learn emotion regulation, assertiveness, effective communication, trauma resolution, positive relationship and behavior change. I target cognitive distortions that are usually responsible for the heightened feeling of catastrophizing, worry, sadness, loss of interest and pleasure, low self-esteem etc.