Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone: 619-858-3105 x 125
Mission Valley Office
“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.” — David Richo
I am passionate about working with individuals and couples to gain freedom from the tyranny of guilt and shame that block growth and healing.
I work in a collaborative way with clients, helping them to learn to manage their emotions and develop strategies to lead more satisfying lives and experience loving relationships. By providing support and practical feedback I help my clients resolve current problems as well as long-standing patterns. Together we find solutions to a wide range of life's challenges. I work very hard to create a safe space for my clients, regardless of where you are in your faith journey or belief system. I will often draw upon my own experience to sensitively address your unique emotional, mental, spiritual and relational needs.
I consider it a privilege to come alongside you as you courageously journey towards a deeper, healthier understanding of yourself and your relationships.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
California State University Hayward
M.S. in Counseling with Marriage, Family and Child Counseling Option
B.A. in Psychology, Emphasis in wellness.
Issues I am experienced in helping with:
Addictions & Compulsions
Anxiety, Fear, & Stress
Relationships & Marriage
Social Skills & Problems
Health & Body
Self-Esteem & Confidence
Depression & Mood
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Participant coordinator for the Healing Empowerment Release (HER) weekend for women
MFT Intern with the San Diego Phobia Foundation
MFT Intern providing individual, family, marriage and group therapy
Eating Right Kids Southern California Ambassador
Health and Wellness Coordinator Dailard Elementary School
VITAS volunteer - visited Hospice patients and their families as needed
Small Group Leader Coach at C.V.C.F.
MUD group leader - facilitated women's healing group
Boundaries (Cloud and Townsend) small group leader
Long Term Counseling Substitute, San Diego City Schools - worked with elementary age students to resolve conflicts
Visiting Teacher - Grossmont Union High School District - worked with at-risk youth
High School Guidance Counselor, Cathedral City High School, Cathedral City, CA
High School Guidance Counselor, Atwater H.S., Atwater, CA
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, #MFT 84468, California Board of Behavioral Sciences
Eating Disorders workshop: Workshop for youth leaders and pastors to learn to identify and help someone with an eating disorder
A Women's Need for Comfort: Why it's so import to nurture and comfort oneself and how to do it