Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Applicant, Registered Associate Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Applicant
Phone: 619-858-3105 x 139
Mission Valley Office
I care about my clients and know that they are unique and that their time is valuable. I recognize the need for them to receive appropriate treatment and interventions, in a safe environment, tailored to their specific concerns. This leads to more effective therapy which achieves sustainable problem resolution in fewer sessions than traditional long-term approaches.
There are no generic treatment plans in my office because every client is different. No topic is off limits and any question or concern can be explored. Using skills and tools from a variety of established theories, my clients and I develop a customized plan that meets their individual needs.
Whether suffering from emotional distress, an inability to maintain mental balance, or feelings of overwhelming sadness, I can help. I am also qualified to assist with more severe mental concerns related to personality or mood disturbances, as well as schizophrenia and related diagnoses. I have additional training in addressing addictions and I understand how they relate to mental health.
My practice is based on the belief that humans have the capacity for change. Change can sometimes be difficult, uncomfortable, or scary. We work together, bringing light to the situation at hand, while developing workable solutions. If there is a strong desire for transformation, and a willingness to put in hard work, my clients are likely to achieve their therapeutic goals.
I am currently accepting couples, family groups, individuals, teens, and children. I welcome clients of all ages, races, genders, and religious backgrounds. My door is open and I look forward to navigating life’s challenges with you.
Areas of Experience and Training:
Addictions Counseling and Dual-Diagnosis Treatment
Anxiety, Depression, and Related Mood Disorders
College Age Clientele
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Individual and Group Therapy
Severe and Persistent Mental Illness
Education and Certifications:
Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA
California Board of Behavioral Science, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Applicant
California Board of Behavioral Science, Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor Applicant
Supervised by Dr. Donald Welch, Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, License #LMFT50129
Practicum Student with the Community Research Foundation, Short Term Adult Residential Treatment (START) Program
Practicum Student with the Center for Enriching Relationships, San Diego Christian College Site
American Counseling Association
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
San Diego Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors
American Association of Christian Counselors
Christian Association for Psychological Studies