Our lives affect our relationships and our relationships affect our lives - they are all interconnected.
I'm so happy that you made the first step toward a very courageous decision to reach out for help.
I am here to help. I use a humanistic, person centered, solution focused approach when working with my clients. I seek to work collaboratively with you to develop and reach your personal goals. I offer an empathetic listening ear and provide genuine and honest feedback. I seek to help you find the root causes of the things you struggle with and then to work through those things.
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, families, and children and I have expertise in Child Welfare cases. I received my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Trinity College of Graduate Studies in Anaheim, CA and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Biola University in La Mirada, CA.
I also currently work for Contra Costa County Children & Family Services, as a Social Work Supervisor, in the Staff Development unit, which means I have the privilege of helping develop child welfare social workers. I have worked in the field of child welfare for 20 years.
I am a native of Contra Costa County and have lived in the Martinez community for over 10 years. I am a remarried mother of two sons and one stepson. In my free time I enjoy hiking the local trails and exploring the beautiful area around us. I also enjoy reading and ongoing learning in the fields of counseling, coaching, and psychology.
I also provide part time training and consulting in the area of public child welfare, assisting the larger child welfare community in developing strong, resilient social workers.
I provide counseling for individuals, couples, and families in the areas of:
- Depression and Anxiety
- Couples Counseling
- Family Counseling
- Parenting Support
- Grief Counseling
- Work and Career Issues
- Stress Management
- Addiction & Recovery
- Healing from Past Abuse
- Conflict Resolution
- Anger Management
- Spiritual Issues
- Christ centered (when requested by the client)
- Clinical excellence
- Committed to integrity
- Connecting with Church & Community (when requested by the client)
I provide professional psychotherapy services to those looking for counseling. I honor where clients are on their spiritual journey and integrate spirituality whenever it is welcomed by clients. My goal is to provide an empathetic, safe and comfortable, therapeutic environment where you will feel heard and valued.
If you are considering therapy or have questions for me, please contact me at (925) 335-6122. I provide a 15 minute, free phone consultation.