I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. --Jimmy Dean
Sometimes in life we feel stuck, confused, overwhelmed, insecure, afraid, or even lost. We may experience stress, anxiety, depression, anger and other difficult emotions stemming from trauma, loss, relationship issues, or everyday life events or challenges. We may be afraid to seek our most fulfilling life as we are governed by our negative thoughts about ourselves, our relationships, and our world, that cloud our self-worth, and make happiness elusive.
I would be honored to join you on your path to create a safe space in which to explore your thoughts and feelings, and offer guidance and skills on creating new ways of thinking and coping that lead to the life that you desire. My passion and purpose in life is helping others and I believe that this comes through in my work with my clients, making them feel comfortable, supported, and truly heard. I will help you to identify the goals and changes that you would like to make in your life, and then collaboratively form a plan to achieve these goals.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in California with over 15 years of counseling experience. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, and a Master of Science Degree in Counseling with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have experience working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, social phobia, panic disorder, depression, trauma, bereavement, relationship issues, sexual health and identity, career issues, and self-esteem. I continually seek to improve as a therapist through ongoing education and have obtained diverse knowledge in this field. I work out of a Humanistic perspective and draw from a variety of therapeutic modalities including the evidence based practices of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
I look forward to making a difference in your life!!!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
CA LMFT 42615