My clients often find comfort in discussing their troubles, adjustments and triumphs in the calm and positive atmosphere I provide. I take an individualized approach with each client as we uncover the behaviors, strategies or dynamics that are causing disruptions in their life. Once we are able to understand the current issues, I then teach my clients new strategies and specific ways to replace their old, dysfunctional strategies. With each session, my clients experience an opportunity to learn more about themselves, their functional and dysfunctional patterns and skills to apply immediately in their lives. My clients often see improvements in the areas they work to change and leave treatment with tools they can continue to utilize.
I have an eclectic therapeutic approach and utilize a variety of psychotherapy methods such as:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Strength-Based Therapy. I focus on and teach a variety of interpersonal/communication skills, mindfulness-based strategies, anxiety-reduction strategies, trauma-informed strategies and resiliency skills.
Licensed by the Board of Behavioral Sciences March 2017
Certified NOLS Wilderness First Aid September 2020
Certified First Aid October 2022
2013-2014 MFT Trainee- Cal Lutheran University Counseling Center
2014-2015 MFT Intern- Oxnard High School District School-based Therapist
2014-2017 MFT Intern- Ojai Unified School District as School-based Therapist
Bachelor's of Art in Psychology - UC Santa Cruz, graduated March 2010
Master's of Science in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
California Lutheran University, graduated August 2014
I am an active member with CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists)