About Me

Who we are today is not a product of the experience we face; instead, who we are comes from how we have learned to respond to the experience. After working for the past 20 years in the behavior health field and being a licensed clinical therapist since 2008, I found that no one approach works with everyone. I take a Client Centered approach using client specific goals to help navigate the journey of self-discovery and personal empowerment to guide the process. My training and practice as a ViniYoga teacher along with structured training in applied behavioral science makes for a smooth blend of spirituality and science to aid in the healing and growth process. I value the concepts of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy model to working with people struggling with issues of depression, anxiety, trauma and relationship stressors impacting their ability to have a better quality of daily life. My approach to therapy wholistic, valuing the whole person.
My name is Sheila and I am honored for you to allow me to join you on your journey to a better quality of life.


Specialties

  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Career difficulties
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #45458 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Reviews

Written by K.A. on May 03, 2021 after counseling with Sheila for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Sheila is such a wonderful and gentle soul! She helped me so much in my healing process after my previous relationship and gave me all the tools I never knew I needed, to help me move on and build back my confidence.

Written by D.E. on Mar 05, 2021 after counseling with Sheila for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Sheila has already helped me improve my life so much with my short time with her! She has a great healing perspective and I appreciate being able to message her in between sessions.