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I am a licensed clinical social worker in California and New Mexico. I am based in Albuquerque, NM. 


I love to work with my clients on the following concerns: 

  • compassion fatigue (including vicarious trauma and burnout)

  • substance use or other "addictive" behaviors

  • bipolar, depressive, and anxiety disorders

  • trauma and PTSD 

  • reintegration after incarceration

  • oppression 

  • chronic illness and pain

  • body image and body positivity/neutrality

  • existential challenges

My therapeutic style incorporates trauma informed care, harm reduction, mindfulness, Buddhist psychology, and social justice. Read more about how I can support you with substance use or compassion fatigue.

Some people find it beneficial to process their own traumatic experiences or difficult past events; if you choose to do so in our therapy, it will be at your own pace and comfort level.  Most of all, I will acknowledge you as a unique person; therapy is going to look different for everyone, and our work will be tailored to your needs and goals. On a personal and clinical level, I understand how hard each day can be for people dealing with trauma, depression, addictions, anxiety, and more. But I also believe those hard days can get better, and life can have a new sense of meaning and purpose.  Contact me to schedule an appointment or ask any questions you may have.  


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