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. Some of my core values include family and friends, education, and my health. Being a therapist fuels my passion for living a full life and my desire to inspire others.
I support youth, adults, and families to tap into their internal and external resources to heal and live more fully. 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 personal self-growth work.
Some things people notice about me are that I snort when I laugh and I am engaging. I value self-care and self- compassion. 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. I encourage clients I work with to embrace themselves and speak their 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. I use talk therapy, humor, play and expressive art media . I assist families to learn ways to communicate more effectively and find common ground. I have interest in expanding my work with couples and partners, seniors, elderly people, and those in alternative relationships.
Favorites: dark chocolate, dancing, journaling, and laughing