I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in California with over 10 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, addiction, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I have extensive experience in working with anxiety and depression in both children and adults. I also specialize in working with parents of children with autism and other special needs.
The world may be a chaotic place, but it doesn't have to be. Counseling is a way for you to become your best self and to find answers inside of you. My job is to walk alongside you, ensuring you maximize your potential.
When we get "stuck" in life, we can begin to feel lost and confused. My goal is to help you figure out what is making you feel "stuck," and collaboratively help you to make the necessary adjustments in your life to get "unstuck." Together, we will walk the path toward your new future. My approach is client-centered and collaborative. I utilize various treatment modalities in my practice, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
I believe that the therapeutic relationship and rapport building are vital in helping clients get the most out of their counseling experience. My role is to help support my clients in creating attainable goals that they can succeed in accomplishing.
I grew up in Ventura County, CA and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Chapman University. I received my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from California Lutheran University.
Cambridge Dictionary defines “reframe” as a way “to change the way something is expressed or considered.” Simply speaking, a reframe is a different way to look at a situation. The goal of CBT, and my work with my clients, is to challenge oneself to identify negative core beliefs, or negative thought patterns, and begin to learn tools and coping skills in order to look at them in a new, more positive light. Reframe Counseling describes the process of reworking one’s negative thought into a more healing and positive frame of mind.
Parents of children with Autism, ADHD, and/or other special needs
Certificate: Evergreen Certifications-Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional / 336005
Certificate Date: 2020
Certificate: Evergreen Certifications-Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider / 250516
Certificate Date: 2020
Training: Essentials of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy via The Beck Institute
Certificate of Completion Date: 2/2021
CA LMFT #85477