About Me

About Me

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in the state of California. I have been seeing clients in therapy since 2009 and have worked in a variety of settings. I am currently working in my own private practice where I see clients at my offices in Roseville and Sacramento. I specialize in working with couples, teens, addiction, and the LGBTQ community. I also work with depression, anxiety, grief, and codependency. I am a sex positive therapist. In this regard I see people who are involved in the kink scene or are exploring polyamory.

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 – 2015) – Group facilitator / intake clinician
-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

Why I’m A Therapist

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”. This really sums up why I’m a therapist. We think of reality as an objective, static thing that is unchanging between people. The reality is that life is very different for each individual, and everyone experiences life and reality in their own subjective way. Your past experiences, your mood, your relationships, and your thoughts all have an effect on your own subjective reality. As a therapist, I get to work with people in their deepest, innermost selves to explore, unravel, and define their realities. In therapy I work with my clients to help them create more positive realities for themselves. I can’t imagine anything that could feel more rewarding.