Perhaps the most profound insight I have come to realize and accept working with clients with diverse backgrounds and complex issues is that the only thing I know for sure, is that I do not know anything for sure. This insight helps me to sit with another without too quickly jumping to conclusions or judging. It helps me to keep an open mind and to foster tolerance and humility.
I work in a collaborative and person-centered manner. Applied interventions are designed to empower clients through a strength-based focus. A primary goal is to help clients reactivate previous responses to adversity that helped them restore a sense of ease and balance in their life. I sometimes help clients to reframe their challenges to drawn attention away from self-imposed limitations towards potential present and future possibilities.
My past learning and experience as well as years of companioning clients in need helps me work effectively and empathetically in moments of difficulty and struggle. As a facilitator/guide who continually strives to maintain an open mind, I am able to offer, for consideration, alternative perspectives, ways of engaging challenging situations, and possible courses of action to take that lead to resolution and/or accommodation in a safe and supportive environment.
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Grief is a reaction to an emotionally significant loss and often comes with symptoms of depression or anxiety. These symptoms can remain intense and last for a long time after a loss, making it difficult to move forward with a healthy lifestyle.
Caregiver stress & support
Caring for a friend or family member (paid or unpaid) includes emotional support, housework, help with finances, medication management, and shopping. Can be stressful, making caregivers more vulnerable to things like anxiety, isolation, and fatigue.
Positive and negative change can be difficult, including things like moving, breaking up, adjusting to parenthood, or changing careers. It’s normal to feel stressed, however, life transitions can inhibit people from living healthy lifestyles.
Cancer support helps to improve quality of life and strengthen coping skills in cancer patients and survivors. Goals include reducing the distress, anxiety, and depression commonly associated with cancer diagnosis as well as processing complicated feelings, like grief, that may arise from such a serious illness.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Workplace issues are a common source of stress and can include interpersonal conflict, communication problems, gossip, harassment, discrimination, low motivation and job satisfaction, performance issues, and poor job fit.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
Race & Cultural Identity
Challenges around race and cultural identity vary enormously, including issues related to discrimination, racism, and intergenerational trauma.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Marriage and Family Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
LMFT License #42307
CA, LMFT, 42307
MPH - Masters in Public Health, Population health, UC Berkeley
MA - Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, John F. Kennedy University
I focus on mental health challenges associated with major change and transition, especially those related to caregiving, life limiting or chronic illness, end of life, dying, and death. I have worked with both large and small health organizations and hospitals serving patients, caregivers, and loved ones through home health services, hospice, and in skilled nursing facilities.
2051 Hilltop Dr., Suite A-17C, Redding, 96002, CA