- Evidence based treatments, psychotherapy integration, and the integration of theory, research, and practice
- Career counseling, assessment, development, and transitions (e.g., school-to-work)
- Depression and Mood concerns, anxiety and stress management, and crisis and risk assessment/management
- Psychological testing and assessment
- Identity development models
- Social identity, intersectionality, and cultural humility
- Outreach, advocacy, and community-based approaches to prevention, intervention, and wellness
- Critical/social justice perspectives on mental health, education, and career/workforce development
- Theories of human development (e.g., Relational-Developmental Systems), developmental processes, resilience and positive youth development
Approach to Therapy:
I believe complex issues in mental health and human development are best conceptualized in collaboration with clients to identify the multiple biological, psychological, and social influences contributing to emergent and/or persisting problems, wellness, and individual development. I rely on relational-developmental systems, humanistic, and evidence-based cognitive behavioral (ACT, CBT, DBT) approaches to help clients deepen understandings of their developmental processes in context and across the lifespan, empower clients to identify and leverage existing assets, and build new skills and insights necessary to respond to developmental tasks, transitions, and adversities. As a clinician, my hope is that clients feel welcomed to co-construct a therapeutic space in which they can clarify the values and goals that promote fulfillment of their unique vision of self-actualization, wellness, and thriving across life roles. Further, I strongly embrace multicultural, feminist, and critical psychology perspectives and strive to engage clients in a collaborative process of critical inquiry regarding power, privilege, and social justice within and across social contexts, including psychotherapy and higher education.
Approach to Wellness:
I enjoy spending time connecting with friends and family; playing and listening to music; playing and watching sports; spending time outdoors; traveling; challenging puzzles and games; watching movies and shows (comedy, food/culture, and thrillers are my go-to genres!); and reading. For me, variety and balance are critical and finding the best way for me to recharge may include accessing several of these interests, finding something totally new, or simply doing nothing at all.