• About Me

    I am licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 50027) and Professional Clinical Counselor (LPC 228). I have been seeing clients on the Central Coast since 2006. I have a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Santa Clara and a Ph.D. in Human Development from Fielding Graduate University.

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  • Overview
    Degree:
    • MA
    • PhD
    Currently Accepting Clients: Yes
    Specialties:
    • Adult Men
    • Adult Women
    • Anxiety
    • Body Image Issues
    • Depression
    • Eating Disorders
    • Existential Issues
    • PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
    • Self-Esteem
    • Shame & Guilt
    • Women’s Issues
    Approaches to Therapy:
    • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
    • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing)
    • EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy)
    • Psychodynamic
    Services Offered:
    • Counseling
    • Couples Therapy
    • Individual Therapy
    • Talk Therapy
    Ages Accepted:
    • Young adults
    • Adults
    • Seniors
    Languages: English
    Clinic Setting: Individual Private Practice
    Teletherapy Available: No
  • License & Certification
    Licensed by State: Yes
    Category: Therapists
    State Licensing Board: CA
    License #: MFC 50027 LPCC 228
    License Type: LMFT
  • Experience
    Extended Biography :

    Qualifications and Work Experience

    I am licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 50027) and Professional Clinical Counselor (LPC 228). I have been seeing clients on the Central Coast since 2006. I have a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Santa Clara and a Ph.D. in Human Development from Fielding Graduate University. I have also completed advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).

    Working as a therapist is my second career. Prior to becoming a therapist, I spent 20 years in the high-tech sector. I worked for Hewlett-Packard in various roles such as Engineer, Educator, R&D and IT Manager, and IT Director.

    My approach

    I am a goal oriented therapist, so I have gravitated towards research based treatments that have proven track records.

    I developed a specialty in EFT couples therapy because I get tremendous satisfaction when I am able to help a distressed couple find connection, joy, and happiness in their relationships. I also believe that a good relationship can make a huge difference not just at home, but in life overall. With a secure, loving relationship, everything gets a little easier.

    I developed a specialty in EMDR because I have found that most clients (and people in general) have experienced some form of trauma in the past, and EMDR is incredibly effective at helping individuals move past old hurts. It is amazing to watch the transformations that can happen in a person’s emotions and perceptions in a short period of time.

    My Spirituality

    I am often asked about my spirituality. I am a Christian and I find having God in my life lightens my burden and gives me a sense of purpose and meaning. If you are also a Christian, I am more than willing to include our shared spiritual beliefs and prayer into counseling. If you are not a Christian, it may be helpful to know that I am careful to follow the ethics of my profession, which requires respect for all belief systems. I am mindful to not to impose my beliefs or values upon others.

    Gender: Woman
    Race & Ethnicity: Multiracial
  • My Office
    ADA Accessible: Yes
    Near Public Transportation?: Yes
  • Payment
    Currently Accepting Health Insurance?:
    • Blue Cross-Blue Shield PPO
    • Super Bill Option Available