I help ambitious womxn escape hustle mindset, so they can keep working in the jobs they love without sabotaging their relationships & health
Psychologist in San Antonio, TX
We’ve long understood the benefits of “talk therapy” for the treatment of emotional distress. Science also proves that nature is a powerful medicine. Getting outside the traditional setting of an office may help you feel more comfortable while discussing painful issues. Ecotherapy has been linked to lower levels of stress hormones, increased attentiveness, decreased rumination, and improvements in mood.
I am well-versed in multiple CBT frameworks, including ACT and DBT. I guide clients in learning to identify unhelpful thoughts and thought patterns without getting stuck or buying into them without questioning. I do this through various CBT techniques, including checking the facts, ABC worksheets, and creating in vivo and imaginal exposures.
I have spent 4 years studying and using DBT in my personal life and with my clients. I utilize the DBT skills of mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness to help my clients create a life worth living.
I am a Health At Every Size advocate. Through journaling exercises and exposure exercises, I help womxn become more comfortable with their bodies. I help clients shift the focus from what they hate about their bodies to what amazing things their bodies do for them. I also work to challenge the unrealistic, Western, thin ideal that has become such a dangerous but predominant narrative in our culture.
I work with clients experiencing various types of anxiety issues, including clinical perfectionism, PTSD and trauma related disorders (trained in CPT), and social and performance anxiety. Using CBT, ACT, DBT, and SFT, I take an integrative approach based on the framework that fits best for each client.
I am trained in multiple CBT frameworks, including ACT and DBT. I guide clients to identify unhelpful thought patterns, and then challenge those patterns through various exercises, including checking the facts and ABC worksheets. I also encourage imaginal and in-vivo exposure exercises so that more information can be gathered, as an additional way to challenge problematic thought patterns that lead to anxiety and depression.