My Approach to Helping
Do you want a deeper sense of connection or a greater sense of purpose in life? You may be dealing with stress, fear, marriage issues, dating difficulties, confusion, life transitions, low self worth, career direction, or something else impacting your life and relationships. You might have a mistrust of men or women based on past, hurtful experiences. You are not alone. Imagine yourself living with greater peace, freedom, trust, creativity, courage, and empowering love. Getting you there is my specialty. With your life experience and my 20+ years of training and experience, we can team up to make your life and relationships more fulfilling. With my guidance, fear can be overcome, self-esteem can grow, and understanding can emerge. You can have the loving relationships you deserve, and the life purpose you desire. My clients often say they appreciate the calm demeanor and trust they feel with me. Together, we can help you craft the authentic life you were meant to live.
I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #114765 by the state of California and #3281 by the state of Florida. I offer professional counseling, life coaching, and spiritual direction for individuals, couples, children and families. I draw on the insights of psychological theory as well as spiritual resources for healing. I believe that by exploring unmet needs from the past, people can develop healthier relationships today. By working through painful losses and wounds, people can release unhelpful beliefs about themselves and others in order to live more fully in the present and with hope for the future. We are hurt in relationships; we are also healed in relationship, and the therapeutic relationship can be a useful resource. Areas of focus include couple, marital, and singlehood issues, family and parenting dynamics and attachment, anxiety, depression, adolescents and young adults, career coaching, abuse and trauma, spiritual growth and struggles, gender and sexuality issues, loss and grief, and pornography and addictions. I'm a certified Prepare-Enrich Counselor and offer premarital and marital couples counseling, and I'm also a certified Family Wellness Instructor. I'm a professional member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy as well as the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. My approach integrates Attachment Theory, Family Systems, Trauma-Informed Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Coaching, and is collaborative, supportive, non-judgmental, and tailored to fit your needs. If you are ready to take the next step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!