I’m a Licensed Psychotherapist & Couples Counselor. I began my career over 10 years ago as a hospice counselor and patient advocate. Since then, I have received a graduate degree in Marriage & Family Therapy while working as a Relationship Coach and Trauma Counselor. I now lead a very fulfilling career-life in my thriving private practice. I love helping individuals and couples improve their lives. I would be honored to support you.
I believe in the healing power of relationships. We are hurt in relationships and we heal in relationships. I grew up in a big family with three little sisters. I’m now building a family of my own with my husband, who has been my partner for over a decade. Relationships can be hard–but creating secure, loving relationships is so worth it!
I’m a survivor. While I don’t get into the details, I believe my experiences have given me a gift of empathy and understanding for others. I have worked for years on my own healing and I believe this has made me a better therapist. My clients tell me I am calm, non-judgmental and accepting. Knowing how meaningful it can be to find a genuinely understanding person, this is the best compliment I can receive!
And the fun stuff? I’m a book worm, music lover, adventurer, creative, and I have a huge heart for my puppy dog, Zooey.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, #93259: Licensed to practice psychotherapy in California
M.S., Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy: California State University, Sacramento
B.A., Psychology with Minors in English & Anthropology: University of California, Santa Barbara
Private Practice: Therapy for Couples & Individuals
Relationship Skills Center: Healthy Relationship Instructor & Coach
WEAVE, Inc.: Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Counselor
Hospice of Santa Barbara: Grief and Bereavement Support
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association: Director, Advocacy & Community Education
Eating Recovery Center of CA: Art Therapy, Mindfulness & Movement Groups
Certifications & Advanced Trainings
EMDR Therapy EMDRIA Approved Basic & Advanced Training, Working towards Certification
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) Externship & Advanced Training
Gottman Method Couples Therapy Levels I & II
Sex Therapy Certificate Program Intensive program meeting AASECT’s training requirements for sex therapist certification (2017-2018)
Mastering the Mysteries of Love Certified Program Leader
Grief and End of Life Counseling, Hospice Training & Certificate
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Peer Counselor Training
I attend on-going trainings and workshops related to relationships, mindfulness & trauma.
Contact me to begin improving your life and relationships.