“Not to laugh, not to lament, not to judge, but to understand.” Baruch Spinoza
ABOUT There are many reasons that drive people to seek therapy. People may come to therapy during a time of heightened distress, or in an effort to gain clarity of a past or ongoing experience. Some may find it difficult to identify the source of distress or discomfort. I believe that therapy and the therapeutic relationship present an opportunity to address areas in which people feel challenged or "stuck". I work with couples and individuals in identifying the underlying patterns that perpetuate these feelings and experiences, and then use this information to inform meaningful growth and change. I utilize a client-centered approach in order to develop an environment that safely supports the process of change and respects the individual needs and strengths of each client. This may involve exploration of past experiences in order to develop insight into current patterns that have developed in relationships. I have completed an externship in EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) for couples, and have also received training in the treatment of trauma. I work collaboratively with clients in order to develop a plan and guide treatment, and hold this therapeutic relationship with clients as a central component to treatment.
Education and Training
Master of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Counseling and Family Psychology from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Externship in EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) for couples Certificates of Proficiency in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) and Seeking Safety
Services and Specialties
I work with adolescents, teens, and adults in the context of individual, couples, and family therapy. I have experience in working with clients presenting with: -Relationship issues -Depression and other mood disorders - Anxiety -Trauma - Grief
Fees and Insurance: -Blue Shield -Aetna Please contact me directly to discuss session fees.
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