Associate Marriage and
Associate Professional Clinical Counseling
Phone: 619-858-3105 x 134
Mission Valley Office & Spring Valley Office
I enjoy helping others reach their full potential by gaining courage and confidence while also learning ways to overcome the obstacles life can bring. Such as a loss of a loved one whether unexpectedly or naturally, issues with marriage or family relationships, divorce, health changes or addictions. My goal is to support my clients through a difficult time, help them to have hope, and tap into their inner resilience.
I want to make a positive impact in the lives of my clients by helping them learn about how they connect in the important relationships in their lives and their need for closeness. I want to help them gain insight where the disconnection might be and how to heal it. I hope to create a safe space for them to explore their inner emotional needs and support them in their painful experiences through to healing.
I have experience with complicated grief. My heart is to walk along side those that have been affected by violent or unexpected death. At a time when their pain is unbearable, and hold a safe place for them to share their deep pain and heal. I have been trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), a model that research shows helps with PTSD and trauma.
I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy. I attended the Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) Externship in San Diego, and I currently participate in an ongoing monthly consultation with the Trainers in EFFT. EFT for couples and families helps to create security in relationships.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy Azusa Pacific University
B.S. in Psychology, Minor in Child Development San Diego State University
EFT Externship, Participated in Core Skills Parts 1-4, Broken bonds workshop
EFFT Externship, participate in consultation monthly
Gottman Marriage and Relationship Training –Part I & II
EMDR – Eye movement Desensitization Reprocessing Completed Part I & II
ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Group Therapy for Violent Loss
Depression or Anxiety Therapy
Supervised by Donald W. Welch, Ph.D., MFT #MFC 50129