Being a therapist fuels my passion for living a full and meaningful life and inspiring others.
Self-care and self-compassion are the core values 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.
It is important to me that all my clients have a space to embrace who they are and to openly speak their truth.
Things I value in life:
Health & Wellness
Some Things I Enjoy:
Laughing (I snort when I laugh. It’s pretty great.) :)
My work supports youth, adults, and families to tap into their internal and external resources to heal and live more fully.
I am not solution-oriented, meaning I am not here to tell you what to do. Instead, I focus on creating space for you to sit inside of complex, difficult emotions, and act as a mirror for you to see more deeply into the true nature of blocks, points of pain, patterns, and resistance.
I practice an eclectic and relational approach. I don’t ask my clients to be different in the present moment - I meet them where they are. I highlight strengths and draw attention to continued areas of growth in a compassionate way.
I establish a space of trust and respect, and connect heart to heart. The therapeutic relationship is key and I value the trust that is developed over time.
I provide culturally sensitive and authentic therapy including the use of talk therapy, humor, play, and expressive art media. I help individuals, children, families, and partners learn ways to communicate more effectively and find common ground.
My mission is to empower you to live a more fulfilling life - a life you are proud to lead.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT # 93946 in the state of California.
MA in Counseling Psychology at John F. Kennedy University
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
Engagement in personal growth and healing practices such as: psychotherapy, dance, group fitness, Transcendental meditation,, journaling, ect.