As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I am able to offer you a highly personalized and tailored approach to therapy based on your goals, needs, and values offered in a safe and nurturing environment. Upon meeting me you will find that I am warm, caring, and provide a very “down-to earth” approach to counseling.
I help children, adults, couples, and families identify, process, and transform their emotional difficulties in life. I work to promote a balanced and peaceful lifestyle for individuals and their families in both office and community settings.
I have 12 years of clinical experience in the field of psychology providing counseling for children and teens, families, groups, and parent education and coaching services. I have a passionate and strong background in working with special needs children and their families as well as at-risk youth. Outside of private practice I enjoy working with students and families focused on enhancing positive social-emotional, behavioral, and academic outcomes for students. I have experience working with the Department of Probation, the Department of Children and Family Services, as well as Child Protective Services. Prior to the start of my career in therapy I enjoyed working with children and families as an early childhood educator.
Also as a mother of two I know that parenting can be tough! I understand how delicate and diligent you must be to create a balance for work and family life. To maintain a healthy balance I enjoy getting outdoors to PLAY, being involved in the community and schools, traveling, and countless other ways to nourish my own growth and bond with my loved ones!
APPROACHES TO THERAPY
Depending on your needs and goals, different approaches to therapy can be helpful and healing. I believe
therapy is a collaborative process between client and therapist that facilitates a journey to guide YOU in reaching your full potential in all areas of life. I look to find present solutions for you while working toward resolution of underlying challenges that have impacted your life. I am experienced in providing a range of therapeutic methods that have proven to be effective such as:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness
Family Systems Theory
Home Based Therapy
Humanistic and Rogerian
LICENSE CERTIFICATION/ EDUCATION:
License of Marriage and Family Therapy-- MFC#50100
Golden Gate University, San Francisco
California State University, Chico