I am a licensed clinical social worker (#73689) who specializes in trauma-related concerns, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and co-occurring substance use disorders. I work with clients from a strength-based, client centered stance that utilizes motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy through a compassionate and collaborate approach. Through warmth, humor and an empathetic therapeutic style, I build a safe and trusting space where clients can take active steps in working towards their vision of recovery.
I earned a Master’s in Social Work with a concentration in community mental health from the University of California, Berkeley. My experiences in the field of mental health began in research and education of evidence-based treatment for PTSD working for the Department of Veterans Affairs. As a Clinician, I have a wide range of experience working with adults with co-occurring substance use disorders, recent onset of serious mental illness and trauma survivors. I have a background working in outpatient and intensive outpatient settings providing individual and group therapy in addition to case management. I additionally have training CBT for psychosis, CBT for bipolar disorder, multi-family group therapy, Motivational Interviewing, trauma-focused CBT, ACT and DBT.