I have been a behavioral health professional for 20 + years and in this time, I have worked within a multitude of areas, I have helped with survivors of sexual assault, investigation of child abuse/ neglect, long term care case management, inpatient and outpatient general mental health/ SMI clinics and crisis interventions. I have worked in hospitals as a case manager providing discharge planning, in correctional health as well as integrated care solving barriers to chronic health conditions and during this time, I have helped lots of people to have better control of their mental, emotional and behavioral health conditions.
My education is from Arizona State University. I have a bachelor’s degree (BSW), a master’s degree (MSW), and a doctorate degree in BH (DBH) as well as a clinical license in Arizona LCSW. I specialize in integrated care where I locate barriers to medical conditions and assist with solutions to cope.
I enjoy helping people in any of the life stages and look forward to assisting with health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol or other barriers to care. I am skilled at assisting with goal setting, crisis intervention, motivational interventions and active listening techniques. I help with educational and career planning, child development, relationship issues as well as positive self-image work, to name a few. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to fulfill your life goals.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
AZ LCSW LCSW-16706