Becoming a Relationship Therapist
After experiencing grief and loss at a young age, I was inspired to help others navigate their road to healing. Being a therapist affords me the opportunity to share my professional knowledge and empathize with people’s experiences on a personal level. I believe healthy relationships are vital to a meaningful life. I am passionate about helping clients build strong, genuine connections with themselves and their loved ones. I feel immensely grateful to walk alongside my clients on their path to positive transformation.
Although humans are wired for connection, relationships don't come with a manual. We all need a little help as we navigate life's inevitable ups and downs. I believe all my clients have innate strengths and resiliencies on which we can build to get closer to their goals. You are the expert in your relationships. I am here to provide you with the tools and guidance to unlock new opportunities for growth.
My Counseling Style and Strengths
I strive to create a warm, compassionate, non-judgmental environment. I approach counseling with a beginner's mind, meaning I do not have assumptions or expectations about my clients' unique experiences or perspectives. Instead, I collaborate with clients to find meaning in difficult moments and identify solutions to life’s challenges.
As a therapist, I am always optimistic about my clients’ futures, and I try to instill that same optimism in them as well. I use my experience as a yoga instructor to bring a calming presence to our sessions and incorporate mindfulness and meditation techniques into the therapeutic process.
Professional Counseling Background
I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families in outpatient settings. My work has focused on helping clients manage anxiety, depression, trauma, crisis issues, grief, and loss, among other concerns. In the past, I have worked with both adolescents and at-risk teen moms to build trusting relationships, manage parenting stressors, and set goals for the future.
Professional Therapist Credentials and Training
- Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy
- Gottman Method Therapy
- Solution-Focused Therapy
- Member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT)