ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
I PRACTICE IN
AND WORK WITH
Teens (13 - 18)
ON THESE ISSUES
Divorce, Parenting, Relationships, Spirituality, Sports Psychology
Addiction, Aging, Alcohol Use Disorder, Anger Management, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Drug Addiction, Existential Crisis, Gender Identity, Grief, Self Esteem, Self Harm, Sex Therapy, Social Anxiety, Social Cues, Stress Management, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma
I specialize in working with Emotionally Focused Therapy to help couples, families and individuals address challenges, build deeper bonds, increase their connection with one another, and grow to their fullest potential.
APPROACH & MORE ABOUT ME
An Emotional Focused Therapist with attention on increasing aliveness in relationships with respect to the uniqueness of each individual. The focus of therapy is to help couples grow by building stronger bonds, while offering professional expertise and direction in a collaborative effort toward healing. Personal transformation is possible and allows for a more fully lived life. A guide to the authentic self, for family, couples, individuals, and children. “Love, the best medicine known to man."
"Attachment and autonomy are hand and hand not on different ends of the continuum.”Bowlby The science behind the research of secure love is profound. Sue Johnson is the creator of the most researched theory since Cognitive Behavior Therapy and reports couples are happier when they learn to reach for one another and be vulnerable.
“We waste time looking for the perfect lover, rather than creating the perfect love." Couples can become so absorbed in emotion and are not aware of the underlying issues relationships. A third party can provide a safe space to reflect and invoke an environment where deeper connection becomes possible.
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION
Marriage and Family Therapist at Heart Connection Therapy - Couples, family and individual therapy to support growth. Desire to increase quality of relationship, decrease anxiety and depression, manage stress, decrease cutting and suicidal ideation, parenting skills, premarital counseling, divorce and coparenting, provide resources.
School Counselor at Sierra Expeditionary School - Provide group and individual therapy to students, resolve school related issues to increase school success, collaborate with community to provide comprehensive care to student, attend IEP and advise mental health needs, coordinate with parents and provide parenting skills.
Clinician at Uplift Family Services – Provide individual therapy
Resolve problems through work with school staff, Improve child's engagement, Collaborate with Placer County WRAP, Prepare treatment plans for 29 student caseload, Maintain updated assessments for all youth, Built counseling program in the Tahoe region, Kept comprehensive notes on patient progress to make needed adjustments to treatment.
Clinician at A Balanced Life - Provided crisis intervention
Therapeutic supervision for children and parent visitations, 12-week parenting class for CPS mandated parents, Received 1200 hours of training and supervision, Conducted over 20 counseling sessions per week, including individual, couples and family sessions.
MA, Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Nevada, Reno
BA, Psychology and English, Humboldt State University
School Counselor, Brandman University
MAIN THERAPY TYPES
Couples Counseling, Marriage Counseling