About My Clients
My clients are real people like you and me. People who generally do well in life and occasionally run into speed bumps that seem to throw us off balance. Usually after building a relationship with a good therapist, talking through some of the challenges, and focusing on solutions, we are in a better place to take on the challenges that felt overwhelming at first. With a good connection and seeing positive change, it's nice to have that familiar person to return to for check-ins when needed.
My Background and Approach
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who is dedicated to serving underrepresented members of our community. I earned my degrees from San Diego State University and I have spent much of my professional career providing education and community based mental health treatment, partnering with my clients to remove barriers to academic, relational, and emotional success. I provide mental health therapy in private practice in North County, San Diego and confidential tele-health through Virtual Visits, Doxy.me and Teladoc Platforms for all Californians. I serve adolescents and adults and specialize in the following areas; Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, Bereavement-Grief Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, LGBTQIA, Life Management Counseling, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Occupational Challenges, Parenting Strategies, Political Climate, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Stress Management, and Healthy Relationships.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
My personal belief about therapy is that healing happens in relationships. Much of the time, problems arise in relationship to people or things, not by themselves so it makes sense to find and practice solutions in a therapeutic relationship with someone like me . I believe when you face challenging times or circumstances in life, an understanding partnership can utilize your strengths to help bring new insight and alternative perspectives to help you feel “unstuck,” enough to get you going again. My delivery style is relaxed, accepting, strengths oriented and solution focused. I work to help you feel comfortable in this process and look forward to partnering with you by utilizing your own expertise in your life.