Loyola University Maryland
CA PSY 25335
Internship site: Sepulveda VA Medical Center
Postdoctoral Training site: WISE & Healthy Aging
Additional Roles at CAPS:Assistant Training Director, Affective Disorders Group Coordinator, Individual supervisor, CE Coordinator, Website Committee Coordinator, Undocumented Student Programming Coordinator
Clinical Experiences/Interests: Compassion focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Treatment of Anxiety Disorders, Alcohol and other Drug use problems, working with Underrepresented Populations, Working with Law Students.
Additional languages: N/A
Treatment Approach: I try to build a collaborative and nonjudgmental working relationship to better understand what is contributing to distress. I believe most emotional pain can start from the experience of being misunderstood, judged, and invalidated, and suffering is when we internalize these beliefs and try to be someone we are not. I approach therapy through the balance of validation and encouragement to change; first understanding our experience within the larger systemic problem and then identifying the values that motivate us to change our own actions and negative self-talk.