I help hurting couples find a way through their differences to a place of love and togetherness.
Sometimes life can feel very overwhelming!
When our relationships are in jeopardy, we may feel isolated, anxious, angry, sad, or confused. You may desire the relief of support from your loved one(s) however conflict or challenge has gotten in the way.
I seek to create a warm, welcoming, and nonjudgmental space for my clients, and enjoy using authenticity, hope, empathy, and creativity as we collaborate together to identify the relationship’s strengths and goals.
My path into the mental health profession was inspired by my own personal challenges in life both as an individual as well as in my family and romantic relationships.
I see the world as one large web of intertwined relationships.
In my work I help my clients acknowledge the complexity of their lives and relationships as well as identify where they may find strength, hope, and relief.
I welcome anyone regardless of their age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, class, or ability.
My overall goal is to help couples develop the necessary skills to create healthy and satisfying relationships according to their own unique beliefs and values.
On a more personal note:
I love reading and visiting bookstores, gardening, anthropology, hiking, creating art, watching horror movies, and traveling to places where I can reconnect to nature and solitude. However, what I love most is spending time with my wonderful husband and our beloved dog, 2 cats, and 2 guinea pigs.
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, #103092: Registered to practice psychotherapy in California
Supervised by Megan Negendank, LMFT #93259
M.A., Marital and Family Therapy: Alliant International University (Sacramento & Los Angeles)
B.A., Anthropology: Oregon State University
B.A., Ethnic Studies with minor in Chicano Studies: California State University, Sacramento
Gottman Method Couples Therapy: Level I
Emotionally Focused Therapy with Sue Johnson: Attachment -based interventions for Couples in Crisis
Foundations of Theory & Practice of Narrative Therapy
Discernment Counseling for Couples Considering Divorce
Brief Assessment: Working Effectively with Sex Issues & Sexual Desire Issues in Couples Therapy