My experience in providing mental health services began in 2005, it in includes serving my community by working with a wide variety of populations, from victims of domestic violence, working with those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, to working with children and adolescents providing therapy for challenges such as: poor concentration, hyper activity, self-harming behaviors, suicidal ideation, anxiety, depression, trauma, sexual abuse, social relational issues, adjustment to parental separation/divorce, grief and loss, anger management, low motivation, and poor academic performance.
This experience gave me an opportunity to work with couples, families, and adult individual clients to increase effective communication and assertiveness skills, conflict resolution and anger management, relational issues, anxiety, depression and stress management. In addition, I am honored to have had an opportunity to be a grief counselor for the Hospice of the Valley. I have provided grief counseling for children, adults, and elderly individuals and co-facilitated grief and loss support groups for the community.
Other than therapy, I love drawing, painting, reading poetry, and getting to know literature from different parts of the world. Expressive arts has been healing in my personal journey and I often incorporate it as part of therapy with my clients.