Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor #13962
Regardless of the circumstances you are facing, it is important to know that you are not alone. Seeking help takes courage. By doing this, you are one step closer to facing and working through the issues and challenges you are dealing with and I am here to help you.
I believe we are created for relationships with others and even with ourselves. It is my desire for clients to discover how past and current relationships influence their behavior, thoughts, and feelings in order to bring about long-term change and healing.
I greatly enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, clients with depression, anxiety, trauma, and low self-esteem. Also, I have a special focus in Christian therapy, should a client desire to include faith as a part of their work. For many years, I was in leadership with a ministry called Celebrate Recovery, and I am thankful for the opportunity to walk alongside people during their addictions and challenges in their lives without criticism or judgment but solely through unconditional support and understanding. I welcome these clients.
Additionally, I am proudly a Level 1 trained counselor in the Gottman Couples Method, use the Yerkovich’s How We Love couples therapy model while guiding couples at all stages in managing conflict and building a stronger friendship with one another.
Finally, I am a Southern California native who attended Concordia University, Irvine where I received my Masters Degree in Counseling.
I believe we all have different stories to tell, so I value providing a safe, warm, non-judgmental, direct, and compassionate space by actively listening and providing support and guidance to clients so they can become the best version of themselves.
The most important qualities we desire as humans are to feel valued, heard, and respected. Therefore, I practice these values within my therapy sessions. My inspiration lies in helping individuals live purpose-filled lives and to serve them as a conduit to creating healthy outcomes, long-term healing, and self-discovery. It would be my pleasure to meet you and help you on your journey.
I love attending plays/musicals. I enjoy going to concerts and listening to live music. I also love to swim, aqua aerobics, going to the spa, and chill 'laxing with some good jazz or Gospel music.