Anxiety, depression, relationship & communication issues all are road blocks to reaching your full potential of a meaningful and healthy life. Everyone experiences struggles and challenges in life that can sometimes lead to self-doubt, feeling over-whelmed, and/or a need for clarity. I can help you reconnect with who you can and want to be.
In addition to working with adults, I also specialize in treating children & adolescents with clinical, behavioral, emotional, and academic struggles and adults transitioning to parenthood or an empty nest. I offer individual, family, and group counseling. Because each client is unique with a unique challenge, treatment is tailored to fit you or your child’s needs. Therapeutic approaches include, but are not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems Therapy, Play/Art Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a PPS credentialed School Counselor for the state of California with 10+ years of experience working with children, adolescents, their respective parents/guardians, and both public and private K-12 schools building trusting relationships and connections, setting goals, developing interventions, and evaluating progress.
Phillips Graduate Institute, MA Psychology (with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy) and a Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPS) for School Counseling K-12
University of Southern California, BA Psychology
License, Certifications & Awards:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist MFC#47520
Clear Credential for PPS School Counselor of California
Charles Espalin 2009 Scholarship Inspirational Counselor Award (LAUSD)
Emotionally Focused Therapy Training with Founder Dr. Sue Johnson,
Academic and College Counseling
Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and Section 504 Coordination
Professional Activities and Memberships:
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
San Fernando Valley Chapter, CAMFT
International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)