A lot of times we feel stuck in life or we feel like we are just floating through life’s hurdles. Life can be chaotic and lonely. It is hard to make sense of the suffering. Our trauma, depression and anxiety takes over the driver’s seat, we become increasingly overwhelmed and our relationships become difficult to navigate. Therapy can be a transformational journey to feel unstuck and live a satisfying, empowered, and a healthier life. As a therapist, my goal is to equip my clients with strength and security to explore their best self and achieve a fulfilling life.
I have a passion for working with adolescents and adults as they embark on life’s transitions and explore their true identity. I am also passionate about healthy relationships and love working with couples who want to repair their negative cycle. I also enjoy working with premarital couples who are looking to build a foundation and tend to any concerns they currently have in their relationship.
As a therapist I believe in the sacredness of the therapy room, I provide a non judgmental and compassionate space for all my clients. I am here to meet you where you are at and walk alongside of you in your own journey to provide a space where you feel heard, respected and seen. I work from a Psychodynamic approach with an attachment lens as well as use other modalities such as Gestalt Therapy, CBT, Narrative Therapy and Strength Based Therapy depending on my clients’ individual needs. I also use Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and the Gottman Method when working with couples.
I received my BA in psychology from California State University Long Beach and received my MA in Clinical Psychology: Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. My niche is working with adolescents, adults and couples focusing on trauma, depression, anxiety and relationship difficulties. My experience includes working with domestic violence survivors, young adults during their college years, working in a substance use residential treatment center and private practice.