I believe that emotional healing can be a reality. I work collaboratively with my clients to restore hope that it is possible to manage the challenges and stressors that get in the way of living the life they want to live. I take the time to understand the patterns that can keep my clients stuck and support them in deciding what they want to change and how they want to make those changes. I have experience working with clients who need support managing anxiety and depression as well as difficulties with self-esteem, codependency and processing trauma. I also provide couples and family therapy as well as parenting support. It is my belief that those relationships in particular have a huge impact on our emotional and physical well-being.
My treatment approach consists of guiding my clients to have a better understanding of patterns within their relationships and beliefs about themselves that can create shame and suffering. I also place importance on developing necessary skills in order for my clients to gain a sense of mastery in coping with difficult emotions, thoughts and behaviors.
I graduated from Pepperdine University with a Masters in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have a background working with substance abuse, domestic violence, and sexual abuse. I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the Nurturing Parenting curriculum.