Couples [The Gottman Method], Harm Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
Throughout my career, I have witnessed the extraordinary power and strength we all possess to overcome whatever obstacles or trials we face. When faced with a crisis, trauma, transition, or stress, we naturally seek comfort and support to get us through. While we often find this from family or friends, sometimes we need extra support and guidance to help us work through these complex issues.
It is my belief that therapy is a partnership, and if you're ready for help, together we can make strides in achieving your goals. Real and enduring change requires fresh thinking and different approaches to your old problems. I'm an eclectic therapist, meaning I use different tools from multiple treatment modalities to fit your unique circumstances and needs. My ultimate goal is to work in partnership with you to build the skills you need to achieve your objectives for yourself or for your family, and to help you make new and better choices.
I specialize in treatments for the following: anxiety, communication, conflict resolution, stress management, grief and loss, parenting, couple and family issues, and work and career Issues.
BS - Psychology, Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga
MS - Marriage, Child, and Family Counseling from California State University, Sacramento
Outside of work, I am passionate about family, friends, and the outdoors. I am privileged to live near a beautiful walking path stretching miles through nature. I love taking out my bike or walking with a loved one down that path.
Every day, at the end of the day, I try to have a cup of tea. Having a warm beverage lets my brain know that we are shutting down for the day and lets me really start to relax. I started this when working from home became part of my life. Sometimes it is hard to make the shift from work to home life when you are in the same space.
There are many organizations out there that I admire and that do great work. One that I am really drawn to is St. John's homeless shelter. They have childcare support, learning opportunities, and employment training. They give people skills and the support they need to help them get back on their feet when they are down.
I have one pet, a lovely dog named Tallulah. She is so gentle and kind that I got her certified as a therapy dog. She is older now but I used to take her to the library so children could read to her. There was one girl that always looked for Tallulah and wanted to snuggle and read with her.
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