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Life can be difficult and it is easy to get stuck into habits that do not work anymore and yet this is what you know how to be in the world. Whether it is how you are in relationships or how you treat yourself as a human being, coping through any of life’s transitions can be very stressful. Healing through these experiences can be helped through therapy. Change can happen and having a balance can be very empowering for all of those who want to learn healthier ways to live their lives and create an openness to new possibilities.

As a therapist I want to join that process in a non judgmental and nurturing path so you can learn to be the person that you want to be. We will work together to build a relationship so whatever goals that need to be addressed can be faced with empathy. It is hard to take a look at yourself and to gain new awareness but by having the courage to seek therapy this can provide a key piece to fostering a healthier self.

I have been a therapist for eleven years and an academic counselor for fourteen, so I take pride in working as an advocate for teens and young adults. A lot happens during the teenage years and preparing to become an adult means greater responsibility and that can be a struggle. Dealing with issues such as academic pressures, managing emotions like depression, anxiety, anger, and learning how to be in relationships are significant issues that teenagers face. I want to help alleviate these stressors to build ways to cope and to develop a healthy self-esteem.

I have taught parenting classes that emphasized a strength-based model with parents who have teenagers. I also have experience working with individuals, couples, families helping create effective tools to resolve conflicts and to improve communication. I believe everyone has the inherent ability to discover different ways of learning about themselves in relationships and I want to extend my support so you can achieve your goals. I welcome your call at 408.608.7230.

Education:

  • M.A. Counseling Psychology (Marriage and Family Therapy Track) with a Career Development Emphasis
  • B.S. Political Science, Minor in Business

License, Certifications:

  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #78614

Professional Activities and Memberships:

  • CAMFT – California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists

My synopsis can be viewed here in .pdf format.