Therapeutic Approach: My goal in therapy is to help you heal and live a more meaningful and satisfactory life. I believe that this can be achieved by providing a culturally sensitive and safe space where you can feel comfortable being your most authentic self. My role is to present authentically alongside you to build a strong therapeutic relationship to explore intersecting identities, past relationships, and life experiences that might impact your ability to grow toward growth-fostering connection with yourself, others, and the world. My clinical approach is influenced by relational cultural theory and a variety of other theoretical orientations to address relational patterns, anxiety, depression, multicultural issues, trauma, grief, and men’s mental health.
Background: I earned my Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology from the APA-accredited Counseling Psychology program at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. I completed my pre-doctoral internship training at California State University Fullerton – Counseling and Psychological Services. I am passionate about working with underserved and underrepresented populations. I have conducted psychological assessment and psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults in settings that include community mental health, day treatment center, and university psychological services.