ABOUT ME. Facing life’s challenges can be difficult and overwhelming. Experiencing pain is often what brings people to therapy. Whether you’re considering therapy for the first time or you’re familiar with the process, I see you as a whole person, not merely a set of problems. Through building a warm, trusting relationship, I want to help those who are looking for a better way to live.
MY EXPERIENCE. I received my BA in Psychology from Chapman University and my MA in Counseling Psychology from National University. I have had the privilege of working with a diverse client population including in patient treatment for those struggling with severe mental illness, working with victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and facilitating both anger management and batterer intervention groups. My clients have also included both active duty and retired Military Service Members (Navy and Marines), children, adolescents, couples and families coming from a variety of social/economic, ethnic/cultural, sexual orientation and lifestyle backgrounds.
MY APPROACH. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I believe the most important element in providing therapy is the therapeutic relationship between my clients and myself. As a former Physical Therapist Assistant, I believe healing encompasses mind, body and soul. My goal is to cultivate a safe and compassionate environment for clients to feel free to be open and explore the feelings and issues that have led them to therapy. I encourage a collaborative approach that is strengths based and tailored to the individual and their goals for therapy. By working together, I help my clients navigate a path toward healing and growth!