Get to Know Me
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.
- 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
- Sexual, emotional, and physical abuse