I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC #46217). I have 14 years experience in the mental health field as well as several years in early childhood education. I am also a Certified EMDR Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Hakomi Graduate. My work over the years has been with a variety of people in various settings, ranging from crisis intervention and acute psychiatric diversion to an alcohol and drug treatment center and a transitional housing program for homeless families. I have been in private practice for the last three years, working primarily with adult individuals and couples.
I am interested in locating and strengthening my clients’ inner resources and passionate about helping them to find an authentic and meaningful connection to themselves and others. My style is empathic, interactive and collaborative. I draw from a variety of approaches depending on the needs and capacities of my clients. These approaches may include: mindfulness experiential work, cognitive behavioral skills, EMDR, hypnosis, solution focused or narrative therapy. I provide a safe environment for healing and transformation.
Sensitivity to people of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds is important to me and I work with with people of all sexual orientations.