We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.” — Brené Brown
My approach to therapy is integrative and dependent upon your needs, as there is no “one size fits all” with therapy. I strive to build a compassionate relationship with you by supporting and guiding you towards making the changes you’re looking for. Together we will explore the challenges you face and work toward positive change.
I work collaboratively with adults, teenagers, and couples surrounding a variety of issues including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, grief, self-esteem, life transitions, coping skills, stress management, communication, 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 program’s LGBT counseling emphasis and continue to pursue continuing education opportunities centered around LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy.
I also have a background in domestic violence prevention work. I have 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: 6 Years
- School: Santa Clara University
- License and State: 126394 / California
- California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)