I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (License #51229) in North County San Diego, CA. I offer psychotherapy and mental health services to individuals, couples, and families. I currently provide these services in San Marcos. My focus of treatment is with couples and individuals seeking relationship counseling, adolescent/ young adult issues, and maternal mental health.
I hold a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have been working in the mental health field since 2005 and have been providing therapy since 2008. My clinical experience has been in a variety of private and non profit settings with a broad spectrum of clients. I have worked at a biopsychosocial clubhouse, adult residential crisis center, outpatient county mental health clinic, adolescent residential day treatment center, employee assistance program, psychiatric hospital, elementary school, and private practice. I currently provide clinical supervision to unlicensed therapists working for Mental Health Systems (MHS) in addition to my private practice. My training and work experience includes mood disorders, relationship distress, adolescent issues, child play therapy, trauma/ abuse, employee/student work-life balance, substance use/ addiction, and chronic mental illness.
I offer a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental place for clients to share their thoughts, feelings, struggles, and concerns. My therapeutic style is empathic, collaborative, and client-centered. My therapeutic approach is eclectic; meaning I conceptualize and use interventions from multiple treatment orientations in order to best treat each client. I believe that clients are the expert of themselves. Therefore my role is to provide objective feedback, support, and guidance in order to help clients effectively resolve issues of concern and improve overall functioning and life satisfaction.
Masters of Arts: Counseling Psychology/ Marriage and Family Therapy
Bachelors of Arts: Sociology
Professional Activities and Memberships:
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)