About Me

About Me

I have worked with clients ages 3 to 78, on a wide range of issues but I primarily specialize in working with couples, teens, and LGBTQ clients. I also specialize in codependency and substance abuse / addiction.

Education

Advanced training (core skills) in emotionally focused couples therapy (2016)
Externship in emotionally focused couples therapy (2015)
MA in counseling psychology – California State University, Sacramento CSUS (2012)
BA in psychology – (CSUS) (2008)

Counseling and Therapy Experience

Private Practice (2014 – current)
Heritage Oaks Hospital (2014 – 2105)
For a year I worked as a group facilitator / intake clinician at Heritage Oaks Hospital, the      largest inpatient mental health  facility in northern California.
Hearts and Hands Counseling (2011-2014)
Counseling and therapy for individuals, families, couples, adolescents, and groups
Aegis Medical Systems (2010-2011)
Counseling for people addicted to heroin and other opiates.
Psychological services center- CSUS (2009-2010)
Family and individual counseling and therapy

Many people ask me what motivated me to become a therapist. I once had a supervisor give me a greeting card that said “mind creates reality”. I have always been of the mindset that each of our own individual realities are created, altered, and maintained by our own subjective experiences in life. Several people could go through a similar life experience and have greatly differing reactions to them. In this same way, how we internalize, interpret, pair emotions with, and respond to our life experiences creates our own subjective realities. As a therapist, I get to be with people while they visit their most intimate inner selves and help them to explore, define, and sculpt their own realities. I am continually honored and humbled to be a part of that experience with my clients, and I can’t imagine doing anything else.