I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT 88489) in San Diego. I am a collaborative, creative, and empathetic therapist. I relate to several treatment approaches including cognitive-behavioral therapy, humanistic, and family systems. I believe that in order to effectively meet the client’s goals; sessions should be personalized based on the needs of each individual. I believe that the key to personal growth and success is to find balance and inner happiness within ourselves. I am aware that sometimes individuals are not able to meet personal and professional goals, contributing to unwanted stress or emotions. These stressors often challenge our ability to overcome every day obstacles and negatively affect our physical and mental health. As a therapist, my role is to provide a nurturing environment allowing the opportunity for self-exploration and growth. Through positive feedback, support, and guidance, you can effectively address life barriers while gaining insight and developing new skills to overcome future challenges.
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety, panic disorder, depression, PTSD and trauma, grief and loss, ADHD, behavioral issues, and stress management. I also enjoy working with couples, families, women’s issues, mid-life transitions, parenting, substance abuse, mild eating disorders, mood disorders, and relationship stress. Other areas of expertise include facilitating group therapy as well as providing peer supervision. In therapy, I utilize various theoretical interventions including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), gestalt, play-therapy, and crisis intervention. I have professional experience working at various mental health agencies, residential and outpatient treatment facilities, school districts, as well as private practice.
I spend some of my time at Arroyo Paseo Charter High School located in San Diego, CA. I provide individual, group, and family therapy sessions to students, participate in IEP meetings, and supervise MFT interns. The focus of treatment is for individuals with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, ADHD, Autism, PTSD and trauma, behavioral issues, life stressors/transitions, Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD), stress management, academic related issues, and relationships.
M.A. in Counseling Psychology
Clayton College of Natural Health
M.S. in Nutrition Science
California Polytechnic State University, SLO
B.S. in Nutrition
California Association for Marriage and Family Therapist (CAMFT)
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapist (AAMFT)