WELCOME! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in San Diego (MFT #91256). I provide individual, couples, and family therapy to support the treatment of relational issues, anxiety, depression, illness, grief, and loss. I work with both children and adults. People cautiously welcome us (as therapists) into their lives during their most vulnerable moments, and the courage this takes is not overlooked. To accomplish meaningful change, I take a collaborative approach with the intention to discover strengths and instill hope.
My specialties include: anxiety and depression, illness adjustment, life transitions, loss, couple/relational issues, child life/parenting, and perinatal mental health. I’m actively involved with the perinatal support community and have worked with both women and men who face the challenges that come with infertility, loss, adoption, pregnancy, and the postpartum year. In addition to counseling I facilitate a mother’s support group every Tuesday from 1:00-2:30 at Future Generations Wellness Center, 3355 Fourth Avenue in San Diego. I also run a postpartum art therapy series where we utilize art mediums and directives to connect, create, and come to better understand our experiences in motherhood. For more information on the next series, click here!
After receiving a Masters degree from the University of San Diego, I went on to pursue a doctoral degree from Loma Linda University. I’m certified in Medical Family Therapy and teach part-time at the University of San Diego.
I believe the client/therapist relationship is the most important component of therapy, therefore I offer a free 30 minute phone consultation to help you determine if I am the right fit. Besides a therapist and educator, I am also a wife and mother. I enjoy exploring San Diego with my family and use my free time to write and pursue other creative outlets (for information on my creative consultation service, click here!)
I look forward to connecting with you!