Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
CA License # LMFT 88233
Bachelor’s of Arts, Social Science, United States International University
J.D., Juris Doctor Degree, Northwestern California School of Law
Master's of Arts , Psychology, California Southern University, Magna Cum Laude
Approach and Philosophy
s no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Maya Angelou
Same day appointments available !! Weekend appointments available !!
My approach: Kind, compassionate, down-to-earth, solution-focused
It is my belief that a caring and compassionate therapist is a crucial part of any therapy. I use empathy, humor, and flexibility to help my clients “tell their unique story”. My educational and professional background has afforded me the experience of working with a vast array of clients, and has allowed me to recognize the importance of flexibility, adaptability, and life experience. I bring to the collaboration with my clients, cutting edge theory, passion for work, and a deep wisdom.
I have received extensive training in individual and family psychotherapy, substance abuse assessment and treatment, as well as group approaches. My legal education provides me with important insights related to ethics and boundaries . As a clinician I utilize an integrative theoretical approach to working with clients. This recognizes the affective, cognitive, behavioral, and physiological systems within each unique individual. I believe it is important to focus on each client's personal strengths and each client's unique struggles and concerns.
Couples Therapy : I offer couples sessions to help partners explore and work through conflict and distress, whether short term or long term.
Family Therapy : I see individuals in families who may be struggling with issues related to divorce, school challenges, moving transitions, grief, and many other family challenges.
Flexible Scheduling: In addition to regular daytime hours, weekend, evening, and early morning appointment are available for to accomodate working individuals or school schedules. Currently, I am offering Online Therapy appointments to continue social distancing.
American Psychoanalytic Association, Psychotherapy Associate
Therapist Development Center
California Association of Addiction Recovery
Hazelden/Betty Ford Association