About My Practice
I am a holistic integrative therapist using techniques from CBT, mindfulness, solution focused and psychodynamics. My specialty is communication skills. I enjoy working with individuals, families and couples. Many of my clients struggle from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and trauma.
My educational background consists of a BA in Psychology and teaching credential from University of Ca Irvine. I received an MA from University of Iowa in Developmental Education, and an MS in Marriage and Family Counseling from California State University, Fresno. My post graduation work includes certification in mindfulness, couples therapy, domestic violence, substance abuse, mediation, and collaborative divorce.
I have always been a student of human nature. I am curious about how people grow, learn and change. As a teacher for 17 years, I learned and gained insight into what makes people motivated, frustrated and stuck as well as strategies to overcome their obstacles. It is my life’s calling to help people achieve their best so the transition to therapist was natural. My experience in the field varies from working in a women’s inpatient rehab for addiction to director of addiction for group homes for adolescents. I have worked as a supervisor for interns that provided therapy at a refugee and culturally appropriate counseling center for south east Asians. I enjoyed sharing my knowledge with students as an adjunct instructor at the University level as well. I have grown my private practice for the past 10 years and apply my various experiences to help tailor my approach to my clients specific needs. I hope to provide clients a rich and effective therapeutic experience.
It is my focus as a therapist to create a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment that allows for vulnerability, personal discovery and self growth. I am a down to earth practical therapist working together with clients of diverse backgrounds to explore how to overcome their challenges and create a happier and healthier life. I love seeing my clients live out loud!