I employ evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness approaches to help you meet your goals.
A little about me: I am down to earth, genuine, non judgmental and real. I have utmost respect for each individual and their process. My goal is to challenge you to face the obstacles in your life...past and present and push forward to the life that you want to live.
Our brains can be retrained! No matter how long a problematic way of thinking and responding has existed, with some insight and effort we can change these patterns and create healthier responses.
Pregnancy, perinatal, & postpartum issues
Child mental health
Divorce & separation
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Certified Anxiety Treatment Professional, 2020
Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider, 2020
MA in Counseling Psychology, JFK University
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I have been serving individuals, groups and families since 2007. I've worked with school districts across Monterey, Santa Clara and San Benito counties, helping children struggling with school-related mental health issues and coaching their teachers and parents. In addition, in my clinical job at San Benito County Behavioral Health I gained in-depth training in the areas of treating severe mental illness and providing crisis intervention. Rounding out my experience, as a contractor with Child Protective Services and Victim's Witness I have learned about treatment of trauma in adults and children. I have also provided clinical supervision of interns since 2009. To give back, I have served on the Board of Directors for the Monterey chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, assisted in forming a local after school drop in center for middle school-aged youth and served on the board of a local domestic violence shelter.