Working With Me
Throughout my life I have worked for several years in hospitality which provided the opportunity to meet many different people from all over the world. It is through this occupation that I learned about building relationships, communicating effectively, and the power that simple gestures of kindness can have over people. I was also exposed to many different customs, cultures, and lifestyles that have aided me in my work as a counselor.
My experience as a youth counselor at the SCV Youth Project allowed me to work directly with teens both individually and in groups. There, I dealt with issues including grief and loss, self-esteem, anger management, suicidal ideation, transgender issues, identity issues, sexual abuse, and more. I also have experience working as a Social Work Intern at a locked behavioral health unit for individuals on a 72-hour hold. There I worked with people facing a myriad mental health struggles including depression, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder and more. Many of these folks were experiencing suicidal ideation and psychosis. It was a grand opportunity to be able work with some of the most vulnerable in our population and get them to services. I was also able to meet with them individually as well as lead process groups.
Currently I work with people of all ages and backgrounds and use methods from Psychodynamic Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Art Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.
As an Associate Clinical Social Worker, I am working under the direct supervision of Donald Goodman, LCSW, who has over 20 years of experience working in human services. Under his guidance, I have the opportunity to learn from his professional experiences and be able to provide the best help to my clients.
I believe everyone has their own unique abilities and strengths that can allow them to overcome hardships and setbacks and lead fulfilling and meaningful lives.