Get to Know Me

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I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an undergraduate degree from the University of California at San Diego and a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from National University. I specialize in work with children, adolescents, and families, with a focus on childhood trauma, depression, anxiety, and behavioral challenges.​ I work with parents/caregivers and children together to create an individualized treatment plan that supports each member while healing the family as a whole.

I have experience working in education-based support services as a school-contracted counselor. There I aided families to help schools and teachers meet students' individualized academic, social, and behavioral goals, including helping families navigate the IEP process. I have training and experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and am nationally certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am certified in Positive Discipline therapy and integrate parent/caregiver coaching into my work with children. I utilize art, play, music, and biblio therapy into my work with youth and utilize a holistic approach by incorporating mindfulness and healthy lifestyle modification into treatment. I also served on the Board of Directors for the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, San Diego chapter.

Specialties:

  • ADHD - Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Depression/depressive disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Attachment disorders
  • Conduct disorder
  • PTSD - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Adjustment Disorders (divorce, family changes, major life changes)
  • Self harm and ideation
  • Grief
  • Sexual, emotional, and physical abuse
  • Trauma

Treatment Modalities

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