I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in California, with 7 years of clinical work experience. I started my career as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, working in both abstinent based and harm reduction settings.
I employ a humanistic, strength-based approach to treatment, while incorporating other useful modalities such as Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Internal Family Systems. I believe the foundational principles of acceptance and surrender are essential to finding peace and serenity within oneself. My approach to therapy represents a blending of traditional recovery wisdom and modern holistic practices.
I have an inquisitive spirit and welcomes the unique challenges that each person brings. I enjoy watching the therapeutic alliance evolve as people discover their strengths, gain self-efficacy, and move towards the ultimate destination of inner peace. My ultimate goal continues to be providing safe and compassionate care to people by meeting them where they are at and helping them achieve meaningful change.
I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. I am only here as a map, providing with you information and guidance; ultimately, you are Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Drug and Alcohol Addiction
CA LMFT 132686