"...and the day came when the risk to remain in a tight bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." Anais
Philosophy of Change
The above quote accurately describes the beginning of therapy. Clients come in because their current situation or problem is more unbearable than the thought of making a change. But they soon find change is not easy. To help you reach your goals, I use my knowledge, experience, and empathy to help you gain insight and awareness to make and maintain changes for a more fulfilling life with enhanced relationships. So what can you expect from me as a therapist?
I care. I know that beginning therapy is hard for many people, so I work hard to build trust and rapport from our very first meeting.
I learn. To serve you better, I stay on top of current research and training so that I am knowledgeable and helpful in our work together.
I understand. Everyone has their own rate of growth and readiness to make change, even when they are positive. I am here for support even when it's hard to make the positive, useful changes that will improve your well being.
I encourage. I celebrate your therapeutic accomplishments. Every step toward a goal is a triumph which will strengthen your motivation toward future goals.
Education, Certification, and Training
-M.S. in Counseling Psychology, California Lutheran University
-CSUN Suicide Hotline
-Valley Trauma Center (aka Strength United)
-CLU Intimate Partner Violence Program
-Certified Coach for Collaborative Divorce
-Certified Positive Discipline Educator
-Stanford University Family Based Treatment for Eating Disorders
-Certified Anger Management Specialist II
Organizations and Affiliations
-California Association of MFTs
-CAMFT San Fernando Valley Chapter
-American Association of MFTs
-National Anger Management Association
-CA Association of Anger Management Professionals
-Psi Chi Honors Fraternity