Hello, I'm glad you found my website! Since you are visiting this website, it may be that you are thinking of starting therapy. Seeking therapy is a courageous, proactive choice to take charge and improve your life. It is an investment in you! Often times the first step toward change is the hardest. I offer you assistance and support through this process.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I work with individuals, couples, and families to improve relationships and personal well-being. My goal is to help you experience a more fulfilling and meaningful life. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand negative patterns and resolve current challenges in your life. I provide a supportive and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment in which you will be an active participant in gaining self-awareness and implementing new behaviors that will lead to positive change. I am committed to helping you reach your goals and in doing so utilize empirically based and proven research methods. With empathy, compassion and understanding, I help you build on build on your strengths, alleviate distress, and attain the personal growth you are committed to accomplishing.
My practice is open and accepting of people with diverse backgrounds, lifestyles, and ages. I currently see adolescents (age 13 and up) and adults. I specialize in working with those experiencing depression/ anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions, and work-life balance. My office is near CSUSM and Palomar Community College and I enjoy seeing young adults (18-25 years old) in this phase of their life. Additionally, I am passionate about helping support soon-to-be moms, new moms, and couples as they adjust to new being new parents. I am receiving more training to specialize in maternal mental health.
I offer appointments Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9am-5pm and Fridays by appointment only. Additionally I'm available for online therapy or phone/ skype sessions. Please call or email me for a FREE initial phone consultation today. I look forward to meeting you soon!