Welcome! I'm so glad you found me.
I received my Bachelor Of Arts Degree for the University of California, Davis and then completed my Master of Science with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, San Francisco. I am currently licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.
I love being a therapist and love the people that I have been fortunate enough to help and work with. I cherish and honor the time I spend with clients working with them to create a better life with more satisfaction and more good times. I am a curious person who strives to meet each person where they are at so that I can be the most helpful. I believe that my role as therapist is to first create a safe therapeutic environment where clients can feel confident and cared for enough to share and be authentic. Then together clients and I can work to repair what isn't going well and create new experiences and new opportunities. I sometimes make mistakes and am able to learn from those misgivings and work hard to be compassionate with myself much life the way I encourage my clients to be.
Previously, I worked as a Clinical Supervisor for PUC Schools. There I supervised and train new therapists to work with children, adolescents and their families. Previously I worked at Milken Community High School as a school counselor. I also have experience working with students who have Autism Spectrum Disorder from my previous tenure at the Help Group, a non-profit organization dedicated to working with autistic and emotionally challenged individuals. There I worked with children and their families to teach them new methods of coping with issues that arise from these disorders.
In my life away from therapy I enjoy time with my family and time with my dog. I love the beach and I love to travel when given the opportunity. If I start a good book I have a difficult time putting it down.
I am also an active member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT). I continue to have the utmost respect for my profession and continue to believe that therapy can have a profound impact and can help change lives. As part of my commitment to being a qualified therapist, I regularly attend continuing education conferences so that I can be informed of the latest research as well as any new approaches to counseling.