About Me

My passion is to help others.  I have always been intrigued by human behavior and the intricacies of what makes us so different yet so similar.  What makes us think, act, and feel the way we do?  

 

I firmly believe that each individual has the capacity to be the best version of themselves…to reach their fullest potential.  Existential therapy provides freedom for you to come to an understanding of yourself and allow you to explore your role within your interpersonal relationships.

 

I practice psychotherapy using an Existential-Humanistic approach, which focuses on the promotion of personal growth, self-awareness, and insight.  I examine each client within their belief system and facilitate movement towards positive decision-making, attitudes, thoughts, and behaviors.  In my quest to help you reach your greatest potential, you will come to understand that you are in control and able to create your own version of happiness. 

I stress the value of communication, which is the basis of all interpersonal interaction and thus relationships.  I see communication as an art form of speaking, listening, and observing. My work with you will focus on how you communicate with yourself and with others; looking for ways to foster increasingly beneficial habits, patterns, self-esteem, and an effective communication style.

Professional Experience

During my tenure as a psychotherapist I have had the pleasure of delivering  a wide range of services to adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families in outpatient clinics, schools, inpatient rehabilitation centers, correctional facilities, group homes, and the community of Santa Clarita.  I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Education

 

Masters of the Arts, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy

Chapman University, Orange County, California

 

Bachelor of the Arts, Psychology

Chapman University, Orange County, California