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About Me

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and maintain a private practice in Mission Viejo, CA.

I have been licensed since 2000, and have been in private practice since that time.  I work with those experiencing depression and anxiety, life transitions, trauma, and esteem issues, women's issues, and couples.   My practice has a special emphasis in working with women and couples struggling with a variety of fertility issues, including infertility, grief after miscarriage, post partum depression, and adjustment to parenting.  I have worked extensively with the Christian community, and have worked along side pastors in providing counseling to members of their congregations. I am a former adjunct professor at Western Seminary in Los Gatos, CA, and was on the management staff of Christian Counseling Center in San Jose, CA.  I've led domestic violence, parenting, and anger management groups and have extensive experience in working with adolescents.

I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. Depending on the client's background, I will integrate both Christian and traditional methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Education
M.S.  Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from San Jose State University, 2004
B.A. Psychology from San Jose State University, 2002

License, Certifications & Awards
MFT License: 2000

Professional Activities and Memberships
CAMFT member (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists)
Clinical Supervisor of MFT Trainees and Interns

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