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About Me

I’m a true believer in therapy and have seen over the years with clients and myself that it really does make a difference! Witnessing positive change taking place in the lives of my clients is what truly makes my work so rewarding.

I take an approach that combines problem solving with compassion and care. While it’s important to help figure out “what to do”, I strongly believe that to truly help others, my job is to give you the tools to learn how to “do” it yourself. This brings about confidence and a boost of energy to take more risks and push for more. While it may seem tempting to have someone “just tell me what to do”, that person will not always be there. “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”
At the same time, I find it important to truly be there for clients, offering unconditional positive regard, meaning that judgements do not exist in the therapy room!

I have the privilege of working in a wide variety of clinical settings ranging from children and adolescents in the schools, to working with adults in the clinic and private practice setting. My therapeutic experience includes issues related to chronic depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, unemployment, grief, and severe mental illness such as Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder.

I use a strength based approach and together with my clients we work towards achievable therapeutic goals. I realize that each client is unique with different needs and the style of therapy which I use really caters to the person and the presenting issues.
I believe in a therapeutic environment that involves warmth, non-judgmental caring, and openness to growth and change.

“I believe that growth is a natural and necessary part of life. Without proper nourishment and care, both our physical and emotional selves will be neglected and will never reach its highest potential.”

I received my Bachelor’s of Science degree with an emphasis in Organizational Behavior from University of Southern California and continued at Cal State University Northridge to earn my Masters degree in Counseling and Marriage Family Therapy. This combination of academic studies have really trained me to successfully use my logical and practical skills,combined with my clinical training to be a caring, compassionate, and non-judgmental therapist.