About My Clients
Currently practicing remotely via telehealth, but will resume in-person sessions (San Dimas, CA) when safe. Clients that tend to feel most comfortable with me are often able to connect or feel acceptance based on one the following: - LGBTQ+ - Parenting - Millennials - Blended Family - Liberals - Potty Mouths - Self-Critics - Students - Sex - Use of humor - Sensitive Hearts To get more of a feel for me, and whether or not you feel we'd be a good fit, check out www.blowfishtherapyinc.com
My Background and Approach
I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) in CA. I was a social worker for Child Protective Services for 10 years within foster care & adoptions. I've also worked at an in-patient psychiatric hospital. Currently, I'm a school psychologist & maintain a private practice - Blowfish Therapy Inc. My therapy style is pretty laid back - I like to focus on identifying your strengths & helping you maximize them to overcome obstacles. Looking for deeper work beyond a current stressor? I love to explore ways our past experiences contribute to current functioning. I'm here to help sort through things that are difficult, gain insight, & offer a safe place to be open. My role is not to give you advice or change you. Rather, it's to be an understanding, empathic, & non-judgmental support to help guide you to your own choices. There’s no way around the sh*t life throws our way, but you're not alone. I can walk through the sh*t with you, giving you some cool tools to help with the journey.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe everyone is doing the best they can with the tools they have. We don't know what we don't know! That's where I come in! Not as some all-knowing, higher power - definitely not. I too feel like a hot mess much of the time! But I'm also someone who can help bring about insight and awareness; Someone who can ignite reflection; Someone who can offer a metaphorical flashlight when we're in the dark. I think spirituality is awesome, but I do not subscribe to a religion. If you're looking for therapy through a religious lens, I'm not your person! I struggle with the divisiveness and judgment that accompanies many religions, though I do love the hope and sense of community they offer! I'm also a big advocate for human rights, feminism, LGBTQ+ issues, and the BLM movement. For more info, visit www.blowfishtherapyinc.com