I have been in private practice for 20 years. I have a thriving practice largely due to my ability to connect and provide a solution focused approach to counseling. I am a compassionate, empathic and an active participant with my clients. I am honored to work with clients and help them experience personal growth, resolve issues and delve into their inner world. I believe depression, anxiety, obsessiveness, anger, feelings of abandonment, relationship issues and inadequacy are all at the root of something called incongruence, meaning that we are not living the life we were intended, that something stands in our way from being truly at peace with ourselves It is from this premise that guides my work with clients, helping them find their path's in life.
As a therapist, I work from many theoretical orientations based on the needs of the client. I have been fortunate to have trained thoroughly with individuals, families, couples and businesses. I am certified in handling trauma issues and continue to work across the country educating and conducting debriefings to help people cope with life changing events. I was called out to New York during 911, Katrina and local companies during crises. I have written articles on mental health and provided presentations on communication, teen challenges, boundaries and divorce.
As a therapist it is important to continue learning and evolving to help my clients with their journey. The following will be continuously updated to provide you with my recent certifications.
06/12/2009 "One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Assessment & Practice in Couples Therapy"
06/19/2009 “Adolescent Eating disorders: A Directive Approach to Strategic Family Therapy"
08/28/2009 "The Etiology of Self Injury"
Bachelors Degree in Social Science from Cal Polytechnic State University, Pomona, CA.
Criminal Justice Certification from San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.
Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage, Child and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University, Azusa CA. This was an extensive program that included rigorous requirements including two years of psychotherapy. I was also privileged to complete an internship that was of the highest quality, working with supervisors that were experts in the field provided an excellent framework to establish my own practice.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California,
Clinical Member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.