Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Welcome and bonjour!
For 20 years, I worked as a pediatric nurse and developed extensive experience in the care of children and their parents. I worked in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU), as well as an institution for children with special needs, and in daycare settings. From this experience, along with my own experience as a parent, I learned that people are more than their struggles or their illness and I became passionate about helping people find creative ways to adapt and thrive.
I am drawn to supporting people in their transition to parenthood and helping them to become the parents they want to be. I believe parenthood is a wonderful but challenging experience. I am here to offer care and healing for you on your journey. I also love working with children, and especially enjoy babies and elementary school kids.
I believe in the mind-body connection and use a bio-psycho-social approach to provide a non-judgmental and warm environment. I draw from Family Systems, Strengths-Based, and Solution-Focused Therapies. As a life-long learner, I am always eager to integrate current research, and I also reference neuroscience, Internal Family Systems, and attachment theories to tailor my therapy to your specific needs.
As a native French speaker who arrived in California in 2012, I can provide therapy in French. This experience of cultural change developed my sensitivity to the difficulties encountered by immigrants and non-English speakers and I welcome clients who relate to these particular challenges.
Areas of Focus:
Pregnancy, prenatal, and postpartum
Parenting and adjusting to parenthood
Babies, children, and attachment
Parents, children, and families with special needs children
Parents, children, and families with gifted children
Family systems and relationships
Grief and loss
I received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from San Jose State University and a Master of Science in counseling with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University East Bay. As of August 2021, I am a student in the Doctor of Philosophy program in Marriage and Family Therapy with a concentration in Systemic Studies.
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #126844. Supervised by Jessica Sorci, LMFT #53881