A BIT ABOUT ME

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I received my social work degree in 2013 from the University of Southern California.  Since then, I've spent much of my career doing mental health crisis work.  Serving individuals in their most vulnerable state has greatly impacted my beliefs about the society we live in and my role as a health care professional. 

Many of the people I’ve met in my work were adversely affected by circumstances far outside their control.  For a myriad of reasons, they didn't get the help they needed before those circumstance took a significant toll on their mental, and sometimes physical, wellbeing.  Those who were able to reflect on their situations shared similar regrets, the absence of early intervention and a disregard for their emotional wellbeing.

After years of witnessing the aftermath of crisis I decided I wanted to see what I could do to be part of the solution.  Now I work as a school social worker and run this private practice as my small contribution to the treatment for these ailing times.  I run my practice with a very laid back conversational style because talking to a stranger about your personal private business is awkward enough already.  I've developed the following belief system that guides my work every day. 

 
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If you choose to work with me we will most likely talk about your core beliefs at some point during treatment.  Core beliefs are our deep rooted assumptions that act as a lens with which we view ourselves and the world.  I have developed a set of core beliefs in my practice as a therapist and I've shared them here to help you better determine our compatability.

 

I believe we live in a wildly fast paced society that puts very little emphasis on the importance of mental health care and that any steps taken towards fostering a healthy mind, no matter how small, are steps in the right direction.

I believe our various body systems are intertwined and that what we put in our bodies, or sleep habits, and how we spend out time all contribute significantly to our overall wellbeing.

I believe that sessions with a competent and well matched therapist are one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself and that is is the therapist’s duty to match their clients enthusiasm for change so as to not waste that gift.

I believe the most important part of any meaningful conversation is genuine interest in hearing and understanding what another has to say without judgement or reservation.

I believe the things you learn in therapy can change your life if you let them and that my role as a therapist is to meet you where you are mentally and emotionally.

I believe that every person is an expert on their own self and that I am merely there to help unlock the answers within you.