My Therapeutic Approach

If you’ve landed on this page and are reading my bio, there’s a good chance that you are considering therapy and are wondering whether I’m the kind of person who would be able to “get” you, accept you, and ably guide you along your journey. 

There’s a wide array of information describing what makes therapy most effective. While some techniques have been proven to be more effective than others, the overwhelming belief is that therapy is most helpful when you feel understood and supported by your therapist. I am of that belief. 

My fascination with human interaction began at a very young age. As I grew and developed over the years, so did my fascination. After obtaining my Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Oberlin College, I received training in conflict mediation and began specializing in parenting planning, re-entry, and general mediation before returning to school to achieve my Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. My personal and professional experiences over these years have since shaped and formulated my therapeutic style. 

I utilize evidence-based practices to help individuals alleviate and manage unhelpful thoughts or behaviors that get in the way of achieving success in life. My therapy style is open, honest, emphatic, direct, and engaging. While my approach combines cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, and solution-focused treatment, I believe in meeting you “where you are,” and thus I tailor my treatment plan to cater to your specific goals and areas of interest. I work from a collaborative approach and empower my clients to feel confident navigating the treatment process. 

My life and work has enabled me to interact with a variety of populations, and I enjoy working with people from various cultural, social economic, political, and religious backgrounds. 

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Areas of Experience
  • Anxiety

  • Assertive Communication

  • Boundary-Setting

  • Codependency

  • Coping Skills

  • Depression

  • Drug Abuse

  • Dual Diagnosis

  • Family Conflict

  • Grief

  • Infidelity

  • Stress

  • Substance Use