I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed in California. I have over 20 years of experience working as a clinician and as a Associate Clinical Director for a community-based organization. I have worked with children, teens, and families with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, relationship issues, parenting problems, and challenges with coping skills. I have extensive knowledge about ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and experience working with children, youth, and adults who have experienced physical, emotional, and sexual abuse.
My therapy style is warm, interactive, and collaborative. I believe in treating everyone with respect, compassion, and grace. I believe we are all working to become the best versions of ourselves and do not focus on labeling a person's struggles. My approach is a combination of therapeutic frameworks: cognitive-behavioral; mindfulness; psychodynamic; and solution-focused. When creating your treatment plan, we will collaborate and focus on identifying your specific and unique needs. When it comes time to make decisions, we will make them together.
It takes courage to take those first steps toward change and breaking our unhealthy cycles. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dissociation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 42478