ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
I currently do not take insurance, but I do provide documentation for you to send to your insurance company.
I PRACTICE IN
AND WORK WITH
Children (12 and under)
Teens (13 - 18)
ON THESE ISSUES
Adoption, Aging, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Loneliness, Relationships, Self Esteem, Stress Management
Bereavement, Depression, Divorce, Grief, Infertility, Parenting, Social Anxiety, Trauma
I specialize in working with children and adults as they navigate life's transitions. I provide a warm and safe space for clients to gain insight and develop skills to help them make change in their lives.
APPROACH & MORE ABOUT ME
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience working with children, adults and families, mostly within the child welfare system and hospital setting. It was in these sectors that I had the opportunity to work with a diverse group of clients and patients and respond to their trauma, grief and loss, and physical health and mental health concerns with empathy and direction.
In private practice, I work with adults, teens, children and couples. My specialties include navigating life’s transitions, death and dying, crisis intervention, post-partum motherhood, parenting young and school-aged children, stress management, and the adoption experience. I utilize play and art therapy when working with children.
As an adopted person myself, I understand the complexities of the adoption triad. I am familiar with the adoption process (both public and private) and offer consultation for individuals or couples interested in exploring adoption.
I have a special interest in working with couples who want their love and commitment to each other to translate into a strong and fulfilling partnership. I offer non-secular, pre-marital counseling.
I use a combination of therapeutic approaches to create a warm and safe space where clients can focus on reaching their therapeutic goals, personal growth, and becoming the best version of themselves.
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION
Santa Clara County Department of Children and Family Services (San Jose, CA): Child Abuse Investigator, Dependency Court Case Manager, and MSW Intern Instructor/Trainer
El Camino Hospital (Mountain View, CA) Sequoia Hospital (Redwood City, CA) and Kaiser Redwood City (Redwood City, CA)
Inpatient Medical Social Worker, Intern Instructor, New Hire Trainer
Jacob's Ladder Therapies (San Jose, CA): Therapist co-facilitator of DBT group for teen girls
One Life Counseling Center (San Carlos, CA): Current therapist providing therapy for children, adults and couples
BA, Sociology, University of California at Berkeley
MA, Social Work, San Jose State University
MAIN THERAPY TYPES
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Couples Counseling, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Marriage Counseling, Play Therapy