When I was in the 7th grade my parents asked me to meet with their therapist. Talking to a therapist, especially your parent’s therapist, is just about the last thing a 13 year old girl wants to do, but eventually I gave in. The experience wasn’t very positive and I recall leaving the session not feeling very hopeful, and that the therapist wasn’t very relatable.
Fast forward a few decades with a few challenges in my life and feeling like I could benefit from the help of a professional. A friend referred me to a therapist who helped me see some things I was missing, gave me tools to take better care of myself, and helped me find the courage I needed to make healthier decisions. It was life-changing. After having this liberating experience I wanted to help others find their freedom to live their best life. When we become physically ill, we seek the help of a healthcare professional. Why would we take less care of our mental and emotional well-being?
My office is a guilt-free, shame-free zone. There is laughter and sometimes tears. My passion is to help those who are struggling to heal, and find the peace they seek. I feel fortunate that every day I look forward to working with amazing people who entrust me with their care.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ME:
Jesuit High School: Wellness Counselor, supported student’s mental health, lead small groups focusing on depression, anxiety, chronic health issues, learning differences, divorce and single parent families.
CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING:
SPECIAL AREAS OF STUDY
Sacramento Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Trauma and Dissociation Consultation Group
Online Counseling Directory Certified
Psychology Today Verified
LASTLY... I enjoy spending time with my two adult sons, trail running with my dog, CrossFit, meditation, yoga, and just about anything outdoors.