ABOUT ME

 

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

 

Play Therapy

 

Short-term Therapy

 

Solution-Focused Therapy

 

 

LICENSE CERTIFICATION/ EDUCATION:

 

License of Marriage and Family Therapy-- MFC#50100

 

M.A. Psychology

Golden Gate University, San Francisco

 

B.A. Psychology

California State University, Chico