Focus of Practice:
I offer therapy for individual adults, adolescents and families. Areas of treatment include:
Improving communication skills and Strengthening relationships are typically a focus of therapy.
Azusa Pacific University-MA., Marriage and Family Therapy
San Jose State Univesity-BA., Sociology
I have over 18 years experience as a Private Practice Clinician, including five of those years prior to licensure as an intern.
Licensed in 1995 - MFT32289
Completed Level 1 of the Gottman Training for Marital Therapy
My experience also includes time as an Assistant Director to a Crisis Pregnancy Center.
I have also worked in a group home for adolescent girls.
Working for the Drug Abuse Alternatives Center in Sonoma County has also been a part of my professional experience.
California Association Marriage and Family Therapists-Clinical Member
American Association of Christian Counselors-Clinical Member
Bible Study Leader
Small Group Leader
Volunteer Counselor for Crisis Pregnancy Center, Santa Cruz
Board of Directors for Pregnancy Counseling Center, Santa Rosa
Local Church Involvement
Who am I?
I was born and raised in Watsonville California. I attended Aptos High School. I moved to Sonoma County in 1990. My first child was born in 1993 and my second in 1997. It was in High School when I truly came to understand and accept that being a believer was about more than just accepting who Christ was and going on with my life. Being a believer meant truly living my life in communion with God in the smallest areas as well as the largest. It meant making a commitment to be obedient to Gods Word, regardless of the cost. This is a concept that is not just difficult in highschool but all throughout our lives.
While I believe God works through and uses my training and techniques in the context of Professional Therapy to bring about changes in ones life, it is in the depths of a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ where long term healing takes place over time. I believe my role in walking along side clients in their journey through what is often the "unknown" is a place that God has called me to with people.