I know from many fulfilling years as a therapist that it IS possible to take charge of your own life and move-on from what is holding you back. I model and encourage you to take some risks, and support you throughout your journey. I support you to surround yourself with the people who are supportive of "the real you." I have comprehensive training in Complex/Developmental Trauma, Existential and Humanistic Approaches to treatment, and Motivational Interviewing (MI). I look from a systemic perspective not only because of my personality, but also as a result of my graduate school studies as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT). I use myself in therapy as a “here and now” experience with my clients. My bicultural background broadens my insight and respect for different values and belief systems, any kind of diversity including gender, race, class, ethnicity, and sexual orientation, which in turn informs my strength-based approach to therapy.