We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.” — Brené Brown
Supervised by Laura Melgosa, LMFT 34899
I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT). I have completed my master’s degree program in Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy and have completed the 3,000 clinical hours required by our regulatory board. I am currently preparing for licensure.
I work collaboratively with adults, teenagers, couples, and families surrounding a variety of issues including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, grief, self-esteem, life transitions, coping skills, stress management, domestic violence, and interpersonal relationships. I have a special interest in working with and supporting LGBTQ+ individuals around sexual orientation and/or gender identity. During my undergraduate degree I interned at my campus’ gender and sexuality center. While obtaining my master’s degree I took the available electives that would later become part of the LGBT counseling emphasis and continue to pursue continuing education opportunities centered around LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy.
My approach to therapy is integrative and dependent upon the client’s unique needs, as there is no “one size fits all” with therapy. I strive to build a compassionate relationship with my clients by supporting them and guiding them towards making the changes they are looking for. Together we will explore the challenges you face and work toward positive change.
I have a background in domestic violence prevention work, working with both teen and adult relationships. I have also earned the 65-hour state of California certification to be a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Counselor. I believe it is important to understand what is considered healthy and unhealthy, to recognize abusive behavior, how to identify “red flags”, and learn to establish healthy boundaries. Knowledge is power when it comes to breaking the cycle of abuse.
- Years in Practice: 5 Years
- School: Santa Clara University
- License and State: 101631 California
- Supervisor: Laura Melgosa
- Supervisor License: LMFT #34899 California
- California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)