Strong feelings need a safe place to be heard and cared for. Would you like to be really listened to, with deep empathy and compassion, without being judged, criticized, or given advice?
This is my forte.
Wouldn't it be valuable if you could also learn to treat yourself with compassion?
I can help you relate to difficult feelings and experiences with kindness and understanding. This is an essential aspect of the healing process, and it is the emphasis of Inner Relationship Focusing, one of my specialties. I also incorporate Expressive Arts Therapy as desired, which adds another powerful dimension to support your healing. See Client Focus and Specialties for more information about who I work with and how.
It is my great honor to accompany people on their journeys of healing and discovery. Our work together can be a powerful collaboration, supporting you in developing and meeting your goals for your inner and outer life. My ongoing study and integration of transformational therapeutic approaches provides me with a wide range of techniques to support you in addressing difficult life circumstances and discovering more joy.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with more than 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, families, and adults in a variety of settings.
I provide a uniquely spacious, accepting, compassionate presence. I am known for my empathy and insight, listening skill, gentle manner, professionalism, and playfulness.
Since earning my Master's degree in Social/Clinical Psychology from the New College of California in 2005, I have completed extensive post-graduate training in Inner Relationship Focusing, Expressive Arts Therapy and Education, Child-Centered Play Therapy, Filial Therapy, and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation.
My foundation is in psychodynamic psychotherapy, and I continue to practice from a client-centered and strength-based perspective.
I also offer family therapy to improve communication and connection, address challenging and concerning behaviors, and provide children, adolescents, and parents with support and skill building.
I help individuals and families with:
adoption, anger, anxiety,
difficult emotions, fear, grief,
health and wellness, indecision,
ineffective life patterns, inner critic,
life transitions, loneliness,
military deployment, parenting,
trauma, worry, and more