My Approach to Helping
In the therapeutic relationship, I provide a non-judgmental, collaborative, supportive, and safe healing environment. I help my clients find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole and safe. My office is a calm and relaxing refuge where you can feel safe to explore your issues and find a resolution.
More Info About My Practice
I know that no single approach is the right one for every individual, and so I have been trained in a range of modalities including cognitive behavioral therapies, mindfulness practice, person-centered, experiential and relational therapies, and strengths-based approaches. I am also Level 3 Gottman Method Couples Therapy trained.
My educational background includes an MA in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. I have a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Phoenix. I also have a graduate certificate in ACT for Trauma and Mindfulness and ACT for Depression and Anxiety Disorders. I am a member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (AADA), American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT), California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), and Society for Humanistic Psychology.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I believe we are all on a journey toward self-love, self-compassion, and mindful, purposeful living. My job as a therapist is an honor and a privilege. To be alongside another human being as they travel their own path of pain, trauma, and loss to self-redemption, love, efficacy, and purpose, is truly a gift I cherish and value.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
In many ways, I have traveled a similar path as you in life. I have struggled with my own problems; specifically with anxiety and panic disorder, as well as in relationships. In facing these struggles with compassion and inner strength, and with the help of a caring, empathic therapist, I have become a better version of me, and a better therapist. I know first-hand how hard life can feel sometimes. I am ready to meet you where you are and to join you in a supportive and healing relationship.
Imagine if you found the courage to make the changes you need to make, the healing to release the past and move forward, the energy to live and love with vitality and passion, and the wisdom to understand life's lessons? Healing and happiness are possible.