About Me

My Specialties

    • Reestablishing trust and improving communications
    • Addressing communication difficulties around such subjects as parenting, finances, and sexual issues
    • Depression and anxiety
    • Addiction and co-addiction
    • Extramarital Affairs and their effect on trust
    • Gottman Method trained therapist


My Brief Story

I became a psychotherapist because of the positive experiences I had in my own therapy. I enjoyed the process of change and made the decision to switch careers in 2002 from the business and technology world to the counseling world. Having been on both sides of the fence allows me to meet my clients with both empathy and respect—it takes a lot of courage to face our problems, a fact I have great appreciation for.


My Approach to Therapy

I take a common sense approach to diagnosis and treatment.  I am trained in the Gottman Method but I also have extensive training in other modalities such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, and Mindfulness. This allows me to meet you at the place you are in a fashion that is comfortable and effective. I focus on creating an environment that reflects friendliness, effective listening and direct feedback, a sense of humor, a helpful, non-judgmental manner, and I utilize feedback from my clients to ensure I’m being as on-point as possible.


For added convenience, I also provide video and telephone therapy.


Education

Graduated from San Francisco State University in 1988 with a B.S. in International Business

Graduated from John F. Kennedy University in 2006 with an M.A. in Counseling Psychology

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Intern and counselor in 2006

State board licensed psychotherapist since 2013. License number 49883