I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in San Diego. Since 2001. In addition to that, I am Level 3 trained Gottman Couples Therapist and Level 2 trained EMDR Therapist. I have been helping people struggling with mental health issues or simply life transition issues or relationship improvement.
Prior to starting my private practice in San Diego, I worked as a Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT) Clinician helping clients in crisis situations and connecting them with appropriate treatment options. I have worked as a private practitioner, in a hospital setting and in outpatient clinics and have extensive clinical experience working with the child, adolescent and adult populations in Greensboro, NC.
In my private practice, I now enjoy working with individuals and couples. My primary focus is on stress reduction; building self-esteem, relationship issues, anxiety and depression. I see my role as a therapist to help clients reach their full potential by empowering them and guiding them through the process of therapy.
My philosophy is that helping clients recognize their inner strength leads to the path that facilitates change. I also believe therapy continues to work long after therapy has ended, if clients build their toolbox and learn to use those tools and their versatility.
I am very empathetic and non judgmental in my approach, and make my clients feel very comfortable with a strong therapeutic alliance.
I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Couples Therapy, Mindfulness, along with other therapeutic modalities. I choose individualized therapeutic approach that best suits the client.