We all experience trauma in our lives, and sometimes severe life events and everyday stressors can leave us feeling stuck, depressed, anxious, and confused. As a therapist, I am here to work with you to go from just surviving to thriving. I believe that within each one of us lies a desire to live to our highest potential. As we develop from childhood, we accumulate a set of understandings that shape our thought patterns, which don’t always serve us in a positive way.
This can result in getting stuck in emotional, behavioral, and neural patterns that generate conflicts in one or more areas of our lives. I provide a holistic approach to treatment and believe that therapy is an opportunity to honor our experience and become friends with ourselves. I see the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and client as a partnership in which we journey together to bring about the change you want in your life.
Working with individuals, teens/adolescents, and couples. Focusing on trauma/PTSD, life transitions, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, women’s issues, and relationship issues including LGBTQ. I use an approach that is empathic, compassionate and non-judgmental to help create an environment where you feel supported in your counseling journey. I am skilled in mindfulness, DBT, CBT and other evidence-based approaches. I hold a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University as well as a BA in Psychology from San Francisco State University with an emphasis on human sexuality. I look forward to working with you and to help you empower yourself to make positive changes in your life. It is not always an easy journey and I understand that making the decision to seek help can be a difficult one. I use an approach that is empathic, compassionate and non-judgmental to help create an environment where you feel supported.