Thank you for taking the time to review my website to learn about the services I provide as a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. I am humbled by the fact that you are taking a risk in knowing that something may not be going well in your life right now and that you are choosing to take the steps to change that.
Therapy provides an opportunity for you, and/or you and your loved one to connect on a deeper level. In therapy, space is provided to explore hurt; pain and fear, among other issues, in order to help navigate the obstacles that may be blocking you. I create a space of trust and safety when I provide therapy and believe that connecting with your therapist is also an integral part of this process.
I have a very natural approach to providing therapy and am simply here to help you navigate through whatever challenges may be in your way. I believe in providing a very authentic experience where you can feel safe and open to the idea of self-discovery and awareness. I would describe my clinical services to be more of an eclectic approach in which I utilize techniques from a variety of practices and theoretical orientation.
Prior to being in private practice, I worked in community based mental health for 22 years. As of 2017, I decided to focus solely on the private practice sector in order to create a more balanced lifestyle. Please review my “services” page/tab to obtain an idea of the life issues I tend to work with. Lastly, I practice “head to toe” therapy in that, I take into consideration physical and developmental health as it relates and/or contributes to mental health issues.
I completed both my undergraduate and graduate studies at California State University Northridge. In 2009, I received my license as a Marriage and Family therapist from the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. I believe knowledge is power, and with that, I continue to read suggested books; listen to relevant podcasts and attend conferences/workshops to continue learning about our evolutionary field.
Therapy can be an incredibly empowering experience, and my hope is that you would also feel the same way once you decide to take the journey towards self-care, awareness and living the life you want to live.