About Me and How I Work

Over the years I have provided therapy to a diverse population while working in community based non-profit organizations, several public and private bay area schools, as well as in a private practice setting. I have had the pleasure of helping individuals, couples and families experience healing through therapeutic support and services, including offering outreach support to families in their homes when necessary.  My professional training and experience also includes forming and facilitating therapeutic groups addressing issues surrounding relationships, life transitions, as well as cultivating awareness in everyday life and helping clients to access their creativity.

 Therapy and our work together

I believe that we all have within us the ability to grow and heal as we tend to old wounds.  As I support you in your pain as well as your joy, I offer a warm and grounded presence helping to integrate all of who you are.  As a holistic therapist, I believe our thoughts, physical sensations, emotions, and spirit are all interconnected, and I will invite you to bring awareness to your entire experience for a more whole living approach to health and healing.  Gestalt therapy, Somatic based therapy, Relational therapy, Imago Relationship therapy and Family systems theory, are some of the modalities that influence my work as a therapist.  Drawing from a variety of theoretical orientations allows me to utilize the style or combinations of styles that best fits your individual needs.  Whether you are seeking help to manage anxiety and stress, cope with feelings of sadness, improve your relationships, or seeking support during major life transitions, I work successfully with my clients to bring about effective change and growth.

Credentials and Education

I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (MFC#52498).  I earned my Bachelors Degree in Psychology from California State University Chico and attended California Institute of Integral Studies, where I earned a Masters Degree in Integral Counseling Psychology.

Professional Affiliations

Licensed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)

Member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)