Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Prolonged Exposure, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
Are you feeling overwhelmed by challenges in your life such as anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties? Know that there is hope and help available. I am a licensed therapist with 27 years of experience and I'm here to support and guide you. I offer a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment where you can explore what is contributing to your struggles, and work towards finding solutions. My goal is to empower you to find balance and to make positive changes in your relationships and overall well-being.
I use a strengths-based approach and help you uncover your innate capacity to find what will work best for you. I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and IFS (Internal Family Systems) to help you process past traumas and move forward with confidence and clarity.
Whether it’s reducing stress, improving relationships, or finding balance, I am committed to helping you achieve your goals and live a more fulfilling life. Remember, you are not alone, and I’m committed to helping you with your next step. Let’s work together to start your journey toward a life of greater happiness and fulfillment.
MS - Counseling, California Sate University, Northridge
I have had the opportunity to work through my own life challenges. I first considered becoming a therapist because I had learned so much in my own healing process and I wanted to give others hope. That is my goal with every client with whom I work - to provide hope.
I like to travel, I enjoy hiking and walking on the beach. I love the time spent with my four adult children, as well as my husband of 32 years. I must admit I am always engaged in learning and reinforcing my knowledge with respect to this field. It really is a passion for me, and my intent is to continue to grow.
I am a supporter of Human Options, a DV shelter where people can go to find safety and the support they need to change their lives and the lives of their children. I volunteered there on my own to answer their hotline, and then later when my daughter was a teenager, we provided snacks and movie nights for the children. It was fulfilling to provide them with a place of safety and hope.
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