Thank you for considering our practice for your counseling needs. I own and operate the practice and supervise the work of our associate-level clinicians and interns. I continue to work directly with clients but have limited availability for new clients.
I work most often with people experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma and attachment issues.
I will support and guide you in taking steady steps toward improving distress and painful symptoms. I use compassion, humor, creativity, respectful communication, and interventions from Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help you reach your personal therapy goals. I use Emotionally Focused Therapy in my work with couples. I embrace the pursuit of lifelong learning and the use of methods that have solid research behind them.
I have been working in mental health agencies since 2003 and earned a Master’s degree in Psychology with a marriage and family emphasis from Chapman University in 2005. Prior to going back to school to become a therapist, I served in the US Army Military Police Corps, worked as a legal assistant, and was a stay-at-home mom for several years. I enjoy reading, walking, gardening and live music.
Locations: Freeland and Telehealth
Appointment Days: Mondays and Tuesdays 10 am to 7 pm
Adult Individual Counseling, Couples, Clinical Supervision
Specialties: Depression, Trauma, Anxiety, Attachment Injuries, Military/Veteran Issues
Self-compassion is key because when we are able to be vulnerable with ourselves in the midst of shame, we're more likely to reach out, connect, and experience empathy. Brene Brown