• About Me

    When we are in the midst of crisis we can question our abilities to overcome. Like quicksand, these self-defeating thoughts pull us even deeper into despair and we may become seduced by seclusion. Instead, I believe we should strive to accept our struggles as the catalysts that can bring us into closer connection with others and thus be more empowered to overcome. My practice of therapy involves helping people realize that to struggle is not unique and that connections with others during those times can be the difference between surrendering to weakness and reclaiming your strength.

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  • Overview
    Degree: PhD
    Currently Accepting Clients: Yes
    Specialties:
    • Anxiety
    • Eating Disorders
    • Parenting
    • Racial and Ethnic Identity
    • Trauma
    Approaches to Therapy:
    • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
    • Feminist Theory
    • Narrative Therapy
    • Trauma-Focused
    Services Offered:
    • Counseling
    • Couples Therapy
    • Family Therapy
    • Individual Therapy
    • Talk Therapy
    Ages Accepted:
    • Children
    • Adolescents
    • Young adults
    • Adults
    Languages: English
    Clinic Setting:
    • Outpatient
    • Individual Private Practice
    Teletherapy Available: No
  • License & Certification
    Licensed by State: Yes
    Category: Therapists
    License #: 95360
    License Type: Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist - LCMFT
  • Experience
    Extended Biography :

    My educational background includes a BS in psychology and a MEd in Counseling from Texas Christian University. I eventually traded in my cowboy boots for snow boots in order to attend the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities where I earned a PhD in Family Social Science (with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy). I have been formally trained in Solution-Focused therapy, Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and the Maudsley Approach for the treatment of adolescent eating disorders.

    While earning my PhD, my areas of research focused on multi-cultural family issues, therapy as an act of social justice, and creating racially conscious therapist-training programs, a study that was eventually published. As well as working as a private practice therapist, I manage the program evaluation team at a community-based, non-profit mental health agency in Sacramento, California.

    Role In Relation to Clients/Patients:

    My passion in life is helping my clients reject the idea that there is a single “right” way to solve problems so that they feel brave enough take control of their own stories rather than live subjected to the ones they think were created for them. As an African American woman, I also embrace the role that culture and gender play in creating our struggles, as well as manifesting our resiliency.

    Gender:
    • Woman
    • Cisgender
    Race & Ethnicity: African American
  • My Office
    ADA Accessible: Yes
    Near Public Transportation?: No
  • Payment
    Currently Accepting Health Insurance?:
    • Not Accepted
    • Super Bill Option Available
    • Other