Interns hold a Master of Arts degree from CIIS, have completed a year of trainee practice and are registered Marriage and Family Therapist interns with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). If you would like to speak to one of them about engaging in therapy, please call them directly at the number listed below their name.
I work relationally with a background in recovery and addiction, attachment and transpersonal theories. I look forward to getting to know you and supporting you through your life journey.
My goal is to create a safe, warm, and nurturing space in which you feel comfortable exploring your deeper self. I hope that you can begin to feel supported and connected as we do this meaningful work together. I use a holistic approach, and so at different times, we may address your concerns on multiple levels, including the mind, body, and spirit.
I am passionate about self-growth and believe in the power of human potential. As a Registered Nurse that has worked in community health, I have 10 years of experience working with chronic illness, mental health, substance abuse, and medication management. I have learned that emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual blocks can have a great impact on overall health. My hope is that together we can address these issues so that you can enjoy your life and achieve your personal goals.
I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families on a variety of issues, including: anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, substance abuse and behavioral addictions, trauma, grief, chronic illness, stress, and life transitions.
You might be embarking on a new therapeutic journey. Finding a therapist can be daunting and take a lot of courage. However, I doubt this is your first step or anything close to it. You have likely already begun a deep process–whether through self reflection, analyzing your situation, or even expression through a creative outlet.
I believe every person has access to intuitive knowledge which can help point direction toward their own path of healing. Unfortunately, for one reason or another, we might lose connection, even trust, with our own gut instincts. I view my role as a therapist as being a supportive guide. I help clients find their way back to their true essence.
My work is authentic, engaging, and spacious. I draw from multiple orientations including relational, transpersonal, experiential and somatic. I am also informed by astrology, which is a deep interest of mine. For those of you sharing my passion, I welcome any astrological references or reflections as they tie into our work.
Within our therapeutic relationship, we work together to approach, explore and authentically relate with all aspects of your life. As these various aspects come into focus, we work with them together moment-to-moment. As these aspects reveal themselves from past and present, conscious and unconscious, joy and challenges, I assist you by witnessing non-judgmentally with compassion and authentic interest, mirroring your strengths and accompanying disavowed pieces to find what they need. Together we build your positive internal scaffolding so challenging elements of life can fall away when ready.
Throughout our time together, I attend to your relationship with elements of your life that no longer serve you: patterns, survival skills, coping mechanisms, habits that were once purposeful but now create dissonance. By looking for their original purpose, acknowledging them, we can honor and release them when ready, replacing them with self-compassion.
I enjoy working with people of all ages and needs. I especially see growth opportunities during transitions, particularly for young adults facing the realities of this day and age, new parents, and those ready to work in a deep holistic way through body, mind and spirit.