Hello, my name is Deirdre I am currently dually licensed in the State of Nevada as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Drug and Alcohol Counselor, as well as a Substance Use Disorder Certified Counselor in the State of California. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University – CSUN, 2013 and a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of Nevada Las Vegas – UNLV, 2018. I started a lifelong career in the helping field at 20-years old initially working as a 911 dispatcher for the Los Angeles Police Department, and many social systems thereafter to better understand the needs of many to be an effective helper.
My work is ethically and professionally driven with a client-centered approach to motivate those who are suffering with mental health conditions become an active participant in the positive change they would like to have for their life, blended with a caring level of professional guidance. I enjoy working with teenagers who may be at risk of delinquency; and any adult suffering with psychosis, trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, co-dependency, among other mental health conditions that may be troubling or impacting one’s ability to function in daily life. I work with you to achieve your desired outcome to live your best life.
My therapeutic interventions utilized mostly are CBT, DBT (mindfulness, effective communication, emotional intelligence, interpersonal effectiveness), Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused, Problem-Solving; all intermixed with Psychoeducation for a deeper understanding about self, symptoms, and behaviors attached to symptoms. My goal is to improve society helping individuals reach their own self-actualization to enjoy a life of fulfillment.