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’ve worked with clients from all stages of life. I truly understand that 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. I have training in evidence-based approaches that have been proven to be effective as well as postmodern approaches to therapy that prioritize a client’s individual experience and the client/therapist relationship. I take a holistic approach to my work and believe that every client’s treatment plan should take into consideration their unique features and needs.
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 courses related to Marriage and Family Therapy at both the undergraduate and graduate level at the University of San Diego. As an AAMFT-approved supervisor I also provide part-time supervision to MFT trainees and interns in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of California, 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!