I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of California. I have been working in the social services field for approximately 25 years, and have been a licensed therapist since 2012. I have experience conducting individual, couples and group therapy, in both residential and outpatient settings. Clients I see have presented with a variety of challenges, including anxiety, relationship and parenting issues, grief/loss, addiction, trauma, and dealing with life’s transitions. My approach to therapy is person/client centered in nature, meaning that I start new therapeutic relationships by making every effort to meet each person "where they are" and to serve as a support for each individual who is progressing through their own unique process of self-discovery and personal growth.
In my work with clients, I use some of the leading psychological modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solution-Focused Therapy. I will also use elements of Narrative, Strategic, and Family Systems approaches as appropriate.
• Solution Focused Therapy
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
• Motivational Interviewing
• Twelve Step support
• Psychodynamic Interventions
• Relationship issues
• Stress and Anxiety
• Addictions and Codependency
• Grief and Loss
• Transitions/Life changes
Also experienced in:
• Parenting issues
• Work w/ Military/Veterans/First Responders
My Educational Credentials include:
- Licensed by the State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)
- California State University, Fresno Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology
- Trained in Psychological First Aid
I believe in creating a space where we can have difficult conversations, work on resolving issues and collaborate on treatment plans that are tailored to your personal needs and experiences. I appreciate the courage and motivation needed to reach out for additional support, and I want to thank you for trusting me to assist as you work through your personal challenges.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Military and Veterans Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 51988