My interest in therapy arose out of the compassion I felt towards those in my life who shared their painful experiences in relationships as well as their desire for healing and change. This interest led me to pursue my Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology. Over time, my experience has allowed me to work with women, men, teens, children, families and couples over a wide variety of issues such as relational distress and conflict, low self-esteem, identity formation, life transitions, stress management, grief, codependency, boundary development, depression, and various forms of anxiety.
As a therapist I not only consider a person's behavior but also take into account what may underlie those behaviors. In other words, I think it is important to not only address a symptom but address the reason the symptom likely exists in order to work toward true growth and healing. I also recognize how powerful our thinking is and how it impacts our emotions and behaviors. I view therapy as a collaborative effort, so my goal is not to tell my clients what they should do but to help them understand themselves better as well as increase their confidence in their ability to make good decisions for their lives. I want this for all of my clients and am privileged to play a role in their journey.
Bachelor of Arts - Psychology - Summa Cum Laude - William Jessup University
Master of Arts - Clinical Psychology - Summa Cum Laude - Azusa Pacific University
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #102815
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists