I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with 8+ years of experience in the field. I graduated with my Master's of Science in Counseling/Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy degree from University of Phoenix in 2014. I have provided services and support to a wide range of populations, from early childhood, adolescents, teenagers, adults, couples, and families within many differing family systems. I have worked with varying clients who have previously had involvement in multiple systems (mental health organizations, non-public school settings, social services/foster care, and juvenile justice/probation). Also, I have worked with clients presenting with a wide range of concerns, such as depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma/abuse, parenting issues, PTSD, and ADHD. Through my years of experience, I have provided individual, group, family, and dyadic therapy, along with crisis stabilization, intensive care coordination, case management, intensive home based support services, and individual rehabilitation services.
I typically consider my style of treatment to take a client centered approach where the client is ultimately in control of the metaphoric, "steering wheel" in their lives. I have a strong skill set to see and bring forward the positives and strengths in people at an individual level and within varying relational systems while instilling hope. I feel strongly that sometimes we all could use a little extra support or acknowledgement of the humanistic parts within ourselves while navigating all the barriers life throws our way. I also consider myself to understand and acknowledge in treatment that one of the most powerful things a person can do is to build an ally ship with someone who they can trust. I would love to be that ally, to listen, validate, and support you in making the best decisions for yourself while working to achieve the best quality of life you can have. I will take on an eclectic approach, meaning I typically will use varying parts of several treatment approaches in order to address all areas of concern. I use additional treatment approaches, such as CBT, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Trauma Focused Therapy. I will tailor our interactions, treatment, and subsequent goals/plan to meet your specific and unique needs. Therapy is a very interactive and collaborative process, which also means that treatment may need to be adjusted as progress is made.
I'm looking forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Post-traumatic Stress
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 126476