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Mary

MEET

 

Do you feel stuck? Do you feel your world getting smaller because you’re struggling to overcome traumatic experiences? Do you no longer enjoy the things you used to love? Are you experiencing unexpected mood swings? Do you feel isolated or alone? Do you feel like you’re losing control?  These are common sentiments I hear from people seeking care. 

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Army Veteran.  Post-grad I have worked in a hospital inpatient setting, inpatient residential treatment centers, as an embedded asset in a Marine Corps unit, and in forensic mental health, as well as a variety of Veterans & academic spaces all through my academic career.  During my time in the military and in my professional experiences I have seen first hand the  effects of people struggling with mental health conditions.  

I utilize an eclectic, holistic approach to partner with you and understand your lived experiences.  My aspiration is to help you to live a more joyful, fulfilling life and achieve your goals.  I strive to create a non-judgemental, therapeutic environment.  I am a strengths based, trauma informed therapist that wants to help you navigate life and heal from traumatic experiences.  

I graduated from University of Southern California (USC) with a Master of Social Work in 2016 and Bachelor degrees in Psychology and American studies from University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) in 2011.  More recently I have been trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and am working toward becoming a Certified CPT Provider.

Specialties

Trauma & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Mood Disorders - Depression, Bipolar

Anxiety

Life Transitions

Self-Esteem Issues

Coping Skills & Stress Management

Dual Diagnosis

Personal Growth

LGBT+ Ally

Psychotic Disorders

Techniques and Approaches

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Solution Focused Therapy

Problem Solving Therapy

Crisis Intervention and Safety Planning

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

“We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions.” –

                                                                                                                                                                                  Brené Brown