A Message from
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 139335
Making the decision to seek out therapy may bring up so much for someone. My desire is for you to come as you are, as you bring in your past, your present, even your concerns of the future. I wish to create a space where you feel seen, heard, and understood – allowing for an experience where you can find true healing. I believe each person has a beautiful purpose, and I hope to discover that with you while you begin the therapy process.
As we begin to work together, my first priority is to get to know you. I believe it is important to know the person prior to beginning deeper work. This helps me better understand you and your needs, which will allow me to decide what will be the best approach for us to follow throughout our time together. I also utilize imagery, humor, and creativity to create a meaningful experience for you. I pull from a variety of modalities and interventions to assist each client in deeper processing and understanding of themselves and the world around them.
The most important part of the therapy process, for me, is to build trust and connection with each of my clients. This helps shape and guide our journey as we continue to explore and process the subjects you feel are important to discuss. I provide a space where my client takes the lead, while I follow alongside you. What you have to say is so important, and I hope to continue helping you seek out your best potential self.
I earned my Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy at California Lutheran University, where I specialized in trauma assessment and treatment. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Vanguard University of Southern California. I am passionate about providing Christian counseling, so I felt it was important to study the subject from both a secular and Christian perspective.
I first gained experience with this meaningful work at California Lutheran University Community Counseling Centers. There, I was able to work with a variety of clients to process and gain deeper meaning of their experiences, while assisting them to discover how to build the life they wish to see for themselves. Throughout my time as an associate marriage and family therapist, my main focus was providing treatment for children and their families in various community mental health agencies, including Ventura County Behavioral Health. Upon moving my skills towards private practice, I continue to work with adolescents, individuals, couples, and families to process their past traumas and how it affects their daily lives. I also have worked with a variety of client’s and diagnoses, including anxiety and depression. I also incorporate spirituality and culture to make each client’s therapy process as unique as their own thumbprint. No two clients are the same, and it is my mission to provide a space and therapeutic environment where they may feel welcomed and supported.