Relationship Counselor and Trauma Therapist
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ABOUT


 
 

 

I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California with over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field. I specialize in relationship counseling and trauma therapy.

I've provided psychotherapy to pre-teen, adolescent, and adult clients at various non-profit agencies, public and private schools, and in private practice. Additionally, I have 8 years of experience working for the nation's largest managed care company where I helped individuals and families access all levels of mental health and substance abuse treatment.

Although I enjoy working with a diverse group of clients in my practice, I'm uniquely qualified to assist survivors of domestic violence and abuse. I completed a 2-year clinical internship at Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent (W.O.M.A.N., Inc.), where I not only received over 40 hours of specialized training in the area of domestic violence and abuse, but provided crisis counseling, psychotherapy, and support group services to survivors of intimate partner violence. Since ending the clinical internship, I've remained committed and passionate about guiding and supporting survivors as they break free and heal from unhealthy relationships.

Prior to entering the mental health field and becoming a licensed therapist, I worked in both the legal world and the arts. I pride myself on working collaboratively and making strong connections with both analytical and creative individuals.


Therapy Style and Approach

 My style is warm, engaging, and mindful of each client or couple’s unique difficulties, strengths and goals. During our work together, I'll instill hope, actively listen to issues and concerns, affirm feelings and experiences, provide feedback, and offer helpful resources and tools.

I approach the process of therapy as an equal partner and believe in both respectfully challenging and empowering clients to make choices that align with their values and support their goals.


 
 

Education and Credentials

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a specialization in Women’s Studies, University of California Los Angeles

  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, University of San Francisco

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #51763 in the State of California

  • Academically trained in both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Systems

  • Completed the 40-hour California domestic violence certification training

  • Trained in Seeking Safety, an evidence-based practice for treating Substance Use and Trauma/PTSD

  • Certified Prepare/Enrich facilitator for marital and premarital counseling

  • Completed EMDR Basic Training through EMDR Institute, Inc.

 

 
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Ready to connect? 

If you're thinking about starting therapy, but are still not sure if I'm the right therapist for you, then book a free 15-minute consultation call!  I'm happy to answer any questions you have about us working together.