I have worked with individuals, couples, and families from a diverse set of backgrounds. I have worked in residential and outpatient substance and mental health treatment facilities. I have provided crisis assessment, intervention, and management within a county mental health setting. While working for county mental health, I treated adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Providing a wide range of services: mental health assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and weekly therapy in all of the above mentioned.
In 2011, I received my Master of Arts Degree in Counseling (MFT), graduating with honors from Saint Mary’s College of California. I completed my hours toward licensing at Walden House and Calaveras County Behavioral Health. Both provided me with the skills necessary to work with diverse client populations and those with dual diagnosis and co-occurring disorders.
Before moving into behavioral and mental health, I worked in marketing for over two decades. Where I focused on the reasons behind human decision-making, uncovering the psychological causes people purchase products, and developing creative ways to motivate them to do so.
I am working on my Ph.D. in Behavioral Health, where I am focused on patient-centered care, utilizing evidence-based treatments, and developing quality improvements in the field of behavioral health.