I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT # 93946 in the state of California. I received my MA in Counseling Psychology at John F. Kennedy University and my BS in Human Services at Cal State Fullerton.
My work as a therapist is grounded in training in Counseling Psychology and Human Services, my experience working with youth and families dealing with complex trauma, and engagement in dance, group fitness, Transcendental meditation, and my own personal growth work.
Some of my core values include family and friends, education, and my health. Being a therapist fuels my passion for living a full and meaningful life and inspiring others.My work supports youth, adults, and families to tap into their internal and external resources to heal and live more fully.
I snort when I laugh and actively engage with clients. Self-care and self- compassion are core values that are incorporated in my work. I encourage people to engage in activities that bring them joy, develop space for inner- kindness, and practice new ways of being in the world. Have a space to embrace who you are and speak your truth.
I implement an eclectic and relational approach by seeing my clients for who they are within the room with me, establishing a space of trust and respect, and connecting heart to heart. The therapeutic relationship is key and I value the trust that is developed over time. I highlight clients' strengths and draw attention to continued areas of growth.
I provide culturally sensitive and authentic therapy including the use of talk therapy, humor, play, and expressive art media . I assist families and partners to learn ways to communicate more effectively and find common ground.
Favorites: dark chocolate, dancing, journaling, and laughing