I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have my doctorate in behavioral health with a concentration in integrated health care with over ten years of mental health experience. Also, I am a former active Army military officer and I facilitate doctoral level and undergrad university classes as an adjunct professor. My education includes a Bachelor of Science in psychology, a master’s in health service administration, a Master of Social Work, and a Doctor of Behavioral Health.
In addition, I currently teach at the University of Hawaii at Manoa teaching undergrad social work courses, and at the Cummings, Institute teaching doctoral-level business and military veteran clinical courses.
I use a holistic approach and solution-focused approach when providing therapy to my clients which involves assessing if a client has co-morbid issues such as diabetes and depression or chronic pain and anxiety. I believe it is vital to assist clients with health management while addressing mental health issues. I am caring and compassionate and recognize that there is still a stigma associated with seeking mental health treatment. As a result, I appreciate anyone that takes the time to care for their state of mind as it is just as important as maintaining physical health. Additional treatment modalities that I use include mindfulness practice, dialectal behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing.
In addition to providing services to the civilian population, I also have experience working with the military community including Active Duty, Reserves, National Guard, and Veterans. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, and personality disorders, i.e., borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorders, trauma, sexual abuse, self-esteem issues, and PTSD. I also have experience working with clients dealing with substance abuse issues, adjustment problems, grief and loss, and work-related stressors.
Also experienced in:
Addictions, LGBTQ , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self-esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Personality Disorders , Posttraumatic Stress , Women’s Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
Years of Experience: 13
Hawaii Licensed Clinical Social Worker #LCSW-4770
Texas Licensed Clinical Social Worker #65460
Utah Licensed Clinical Social Worker #12807097-3501
Virginia Licensed Clinical Social Worker #0904010108