The most important part of therapy is making a connection with the client. As a mother, wife, mentor and therapist, I pride myself on my ability to empathize with others. What I believe separates me from other therapists is the careful attention that I pay to this connection. When I enter a session with a client, I am present with them the entire time we are together and all of my attention goes into trying to understand their situation. Once the session is over, my attention to the needs of my clients does not cease. Whether it is returning a phone call in a timely fashion, keeping scheduled appointment, or being flexible with client’s life circumstances.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Masters Degree from Alliant International University, San Diego. I am a Marriage and Family Specialist. I have been working with children, teens, adults and families for over 30 years and my career experience spans from being a parent and educator to a coach/mentor for professionals, fellow students and parents. I counsel children, families, individuals and couples on all issues impacting one’s healthy and productive life-style. As a skilled professional in the ﬁeld of psychotherapy and an experienced educator I am a compassionate and creative individual who demonstrates high standards and ethics foremost in counseling, mentoring and coaching, thus providing a creative, safe environment in which my clients can develop and re-discover the “self” that they want to be. Over the last 4 years I have been a member of The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapist (AAMFT) in addition to a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. (CAMFT) I am also a Registered Play Therapist and proudly hold membership in the Association of Play Therapy. I am the proud mother of 2 grown children and have been married for 33 years.