Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
As a therapist, I enjoy traveling alongside my clients to help them navigate the many complexities of transitional times. Pregnancy, motherhood, starting a new job or moving through divorce are significant stressors for people, even when the transition is one you have chosen. These times of intense change bring with them an opportunity for growth and for deepening our understanding of ourselves.
I strive to foster a safe, nurturing, and non-judgmental environment for my clients to explore their unique lives, inclusive of births and deaths and joys and wounds. I believe that change can occur when clients feel truly accepted. In our culture, we receive many messages that we are not good enough or are not doing it “right,” and this can lead to problems with self-esteem, anxiety, shame, and depression. I hope that together we can create an environment that helps you to move forward in your life, toward your personal goals for health and happiness.
I happily work with children of all ages, couples, and individuals of all backgrounds. I hold a special place in my heart for working with children, using Play Therapy, which offers a safe place for children to be fully themselves. It's both fun and supportive of growth.
As a mother to three grown children, I have rich life experience that I draw from in my work with clients. I utilize Attachment Theory, Family Systems, Mindfulness, and Play Therapy to help my clients change and grow.
Areas of Focus:
Babies, Children and Attachment
Prenatal and Postpartum Anxiety and Depression
Working with Men
I received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Santa Clara University in 1989 and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in 2018.