I received my Masters in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpentaria. I received my Bachelors degree in Human Services with a Minor in Sociology from Cal State Fullerton. I am a member of the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists.
I have a published work titled “The Therapeutic Power of Dogs in Private Practice. In my paper, I explored the use of dogs and the benefits in healing the human soul. In creating my paper, I researched, studied, and observed my own dogs while working to understand how an animals unconditional love can help heal oneself. I hope to incorporate them into my practice in the hopes they can promote further healing and understanding towards compassion and forgiveness of self and others.
I take a holistic approach to therapy working with the whole person helping them understand their life’s journey, their past, and what brings them to present. I believe that being fully present and understanding, brings forth change. I enjoy working with families, couples, seniors, adults, teens as well as groups of all ages, ethnicities, cultures, and religions. I am certified in Domestic Violence through the State of California, as well as my experience working in a domestic violence shelter. I completed my hours towards licensure working in a nonprofit counseling center working with people from all cultures and backgrounds within the community. I am experienced in addressing issues relating to anger and run a group that is on the approved court ordered listing.
I am experienced in issues relating to marriage and relationships, depression, substance use, addictions, anger, work /life dissatisfaction, parenting, bereavement, and difficulty with life’s issues. I honor the spiritual and emotional aspects of life. I look forward to meeting with you and embarking on our spiritual journey looking towards understanding and healing.