I am privileged to have the opportunity to supervise Marriage and family therapist associates in my private practice. As they gain hours of supervised, post graduate experience and develop their own private practices, they bring their own wonderful passion and creativity for this work. Each one has unique training and areas of focus they prefer. Currently they are taking new clients and can do so at a reduced fee based on a sliding scale. If you are interested in working with either of them, please feel free to contact me for more information.
Maybe you’re suffering from an experience that has been with you since early childhood, or with a current relationship, recent break-up, or a harsh inner-critic. Perhaps you struggle with setting healthy boundaries, worry that you are too sensitive, or get easily overwhelmed. As your therapist, I can help you discover the value of simply being you. Rather than seeing these feelings as a weakness, you will come to see how they can be used as a strength.
Psychotherapy is brave and a sign of your potential to heal and thrive. My goal is to help you overcome perceived limitations, and bring awareness to your strengths, values, and overall true authentic self. I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, addiction, as well as trauma due to intimate partner violence and sexual assault. My therapeutic approach is rooted in modern attachment theory, mindfulness, and I will often utilize tools from CBT, DBT, solution-focused psychotherapy, and existential psychotherapy.
A former professional athlete turned clinician, I received my MS in Marriage and Family
Therapy from Pepperdine University. During my time in practice, I’ve had the opportunity to work with a diverse client population ranging from 15-50 years of age, addressing a wide range of presenting problems in the clinical setting including but not limited to: Depression, Anxiety, Life and Career Transitions, Interpersonal Relationships, Emotional Regulation, and Trauma.
Regarding my clinical style in the therapeutic setting, I enjoy working from what I call “The Modern Approach”. The modern approach is a way of understanding the client as a unique and completely individual experience. Traditionally, the client has been asked to fit into the box of the clinician’s particular orientation. I believe that this method of understanding the individual is limiting and outdated, and may bear some of the responsibility for the developed fear and perceived stigma that the field has earned over the years.
In place of the traditional method of working with clients, I enjoy being flexible and open in the therapeutic setting, working collaboratively with the client to mold the most personalized and beneficial treatment plan possible.
it is important for the modern therapist to be as flexible and multifaceted in the clinical setting as the modern man or woman must be to contend with the stressors of today’s fast paced world on a day to day basis.
Additionally I am trained in trauma work, with a particular emphasis in EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing.
As a former professional athlete, I am also available to work with athletes in the field of sports performance.
- Sports Performance/Performance Anxiety
- Self Esteem/Self confidence
- Interpersonal relationship issues
- Life Transitions
- Anxiety related to College
- Adjustment Disorders
- Transitioning into Adulthood
- Mood Regulation
- Self Care
- Multicultural Care
Types of Therapy
- CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)
- Sport Performance
- Person Centered
- Mindfulness Based
- Strength Based
- ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy)