Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Hello Brave one!
I acknowledge your courage in choosing to explore what it is you are holding. Life is full of twists, turns and transitions. We can find ourselves celebrating, feeling stuck, or in deep reflection while we wrestle with polarizing emotions.
As a therapist, it is my intention to co-create a space with you that is built on trust, is judgement free, explorative, compassionate and healing. Cultural humility is of the utmost importance to me as we explore various influences that can surface in some of the most significant transitions we experience in life.
My approach to therapy is informed by Parent-Child Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems Theory, Humanistic and Positive Psychology. I tend to take a holistic approach that acknowledges the connection between our mind, body and spirit. I like to highlight strengths, and use affirmations and mindfulness practices to reflect and notice what various parts of us need. Learning to articulate what we need is a powerful tool in our healing journey.
I have worked in healthcare for the last 18 years. The majority of those years have been in Behavioral Health Education programs centered around behavior change in adults. I've worked with children and high risk teens using a strengths-based approach and harm reduction model, providing psychoeducation around various topics (i.e. depression, anxiety, substance abuse, self harm etc.) I have experience working with families, pregnant and postpartum women, and children ages 0-5 yrs, surrounding life transitions, depression, anxiety, PTSD, Trauma, processing fetal demise and new pregnancy, substance abuse, and emotional regulation.
Come as you are and allow me the privilege of walking alongside you on the road forward.
Areas of Focus:
Prenatal and Postpartum Anxiety and Depression
Children & Adolescents
I received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Bethany University and received a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology: Marriage and Family Therapy from University of San Francisco.
Supervised by Dani Salzer, LMFT #102811