As a total nerd myself, I like to say that my niche is nerds. I am able to use my knowledge on varies fandoms whether it be Harry Potter, Pokemon, My Hero Academia, or Star Wars, to connect with people who often have a difficult time connecting with others. Nothing is “too nerdy” a topic for me. Through these topics I am able to gain a better understanding of the client and help the client connect what they are seeing in these various forms of media to their everyday life.
Helping kids and teens feel better about themselves and build healthy connections with friends and family is an absolute joy for me. Navigating relationships and growing up can be tough, but I know how to help. I excel in my ability to build a strong rapport with kids, teens and their parents, helping to nurture the very foundation of therapy and healing.
One of my favorite things to do is utilize pop culture to provide education on mental health topics. Pop culture can be a great tool to help clients understand themselves and the world around them. If you are interested in learning more feel free to check out my website and social media platform: Therapy for nerds.
After graduating with distinction and earning my Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from California State University Northridge, I went on to provide therapy in a school setting for several years. This unique experience allowed me to grow familiar with the IEP process where I helped advocate for many students’ educational and emotional needs within the school environment. During this time most of my work focused on supporting adolescents with difficulties regulating big emotions, rebuilding healthy relationships and developing positive coping skills.
Outside of the therapy room I can often be found sipping a cup of hot tea while enjoying one of my favorite hobbies: reading, creative writing and playing video games.
Please note that all nerdy opinions are my own. I am only speaking for myself.