• About Me

    I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that has been providing service for over 16 years. I currently see individuals, couples, families, young adults, and adolescents in my private practice. In addition, I facilitate psycho-educational and support groups. I provide a unique approach that fits the needs of every client. I customize my treatment plan based on where my client is at while providing a safe, nurturing, collaborative environment.

    My specializations are working with couples, and families faced with postpartum related depression/anxiety, infertility, loss, and families with a child with Autism.

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  • Overview
    Degree: MA
    Currently Accepting Clients: Yes
    Specialties:
    • Anxiety
    • Autism
    • Depression
    • Grief and Loss
    • Infertility
    Approaches to Therapy:
    • Family Systems
    • Psychodynamic
    Services Offered:
    • Couples Therapy
    • Family Therapy
    • Individual Therapy
    Ages Accepted:
    • Adolescents
    • Young adults
    • Adults
    Languages: English
    Clinic Setting: Individual Private Practice
    Teletherapy Available: No
  • License & Certification
    Category: Therapists
    State Licensing Board: CA
    License #: 47046
    License Type: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT
  • Experience
    Extended Biography :

    My son is on the Autism Spectrum, which provides me with a deep understanding of what families who have a child with special needs go through. My husband and I have been together for 20 years and have continued to grow deeper in love. Our journey through health issues, infertility, loss, and raising our special needs son has been met with so many challenges. We put our marriage first and continue to nurture and prioritize spending time together. My professional and personal experience adds a deeper level of understanding, and empathy for my clients.

    I received a Masters in Arts in Psychology with an emphasis of Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University. I completed my Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from California State University Dominguez Hills. After completing my required internship hours I became a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the Board of Behavioral Science in 2009. I have extensive training in working with couples. I have completed the Certified Gottman Level 1 and 2 training and will be on track to become a Gottman Certified Therapist. I have additional training in attachment theory, handling affairs and betrayal, appreciation dialogue, sexual intimacy, postpartum depression/anxiety, addiction, and neuroscience. I have spoken in the community about the effects of postpartum depression/anxiety on relationships, and educating healthcare workers on the early detection of postpartum and perinatal depression and anxiety.

    Gender: Woman
    Race & Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • My Office
    ADA Accessible: Yes
    Near Public Transportation?: Yes
    Closest Bus/Train Stop:

    Marguerite-Crown Valley Mission Viejo, CA 92691

  • Payment
    Currently Accepting Health Insurance?:
    • Aetna
    • Blue Cross-Blue Shield PPO
    • MHN
    Low Cost Options: Sliding Scale
    Pro Bono Sessions Available for: Survivors of Las Vegas Attack
    Description of Low/No Cost Services:

    I'm reserving one space in my schedule for an individual who is a survivor of the Las Vegas attack.