My approach is empathetic, compassionate, non-judgmental curiosity, with the belief, that with the right questions we can begin to discover the beliefs that affect your feelings, thoughts and actions and uncover your internal guidance that will give you the pathway in creating the life you desire.
My Motto: Healer heal thyself
My own journey of deep self-exploration and inquiry from a young age added to 25+ years experience as a Marriage and Family Therapist has allowed for some mastery of this thing called life. Of course, the journey is never ending, with ample opportunity to grow through the challenges life presents. It is my passion and honor to work with others on their own unique life journey, through the challenging times of transition or stagnation that can create stress, anxiety, depression, crisis and/or trauma.
Specifically, I have worked in a variety of venues including community mental health organizations, hospitals, schools and private practice, with individuals, children, families and groups. My graduate education is in Clinical Marriage and Family/ Art Therapy program from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. The program was based in traditional psychodynamic and family systems theory. The last couple of years I have been doing solely an online therapy practice, which has worked better than I could have imagined and makes counseling easy and accessible.
Special skills and focus have been Psychodynamic, Transpersonal, Inner child/family work, Inherited family trauma/Ancestor work, Internal Family Systems (Informed), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Relationship issues, Codependency, Anxiety/Depression, Woman's Issues, Parenting, Addictions, Grief and loss, Situational trauma, Spirituality (Body integrated Mindfulness/Meditation, Non-denominational Spiritual Counseling), Chronic Illness, LGBTQ, Movement and Art Therapy.