I help individuals, couples and youth identify and improve patterns that interfere with their relationship(s) with others, and themselves.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
I have been working with couples and relationships throughout my professional career, and even longer if you include my middle school and high school years when I found every opportunity to assist friends with their relationships or parents' divorce. In addition to my experience in the field, I have also completed Gottman Method Level 2 training and am currently training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples; and I plan to continue couples and relationship trainings thereafter.
I truly value the human experience and authentic connection. I pride myself on being a real human-being in the room, because I feel that is the best way to truly connect and validate how someone feels. This style of engagement allows the safety and space to bounce your thoughts and feelings off of someone in a comfortable way, but without shame or judgement, so that you can authentically connect with yourself and others in a more fulfilling and satisfying way.
I believe that we are impacted by both today and all of the years leading up to it. The perspectives, values, beliefs, and everything else that guides us today is shaped by what we have experienced throughout our entire lives. Through understanding why we interpret things the way that we do, we can better understand why we engage in specific patterns or thought processes; which allows us to choose what patterns serve us best moving forward.
Are you and your partner struggling to connect and/or communicate? Couples therapy and marriage counseling can provide the tools and space needed to better communicate and feel closer to your partner. Or, perhaps you struggle to develop or maintain positive and satisfying relationships in multiple or specific areas of your life? Relationship counseling and therapy can help identify the patterns and obstacles that prevent you from having the type of relationships that you desire and deserve.
Are you experiencing symptoms of ADHD that impact your work, relationship(s), or day-to-day tasks? ADHD therapy offers numerous techniques and strategies to help you regain control and confidence in your life.
Is your child experiencing struggles in one or more areas of life? Child therapy teaches emotional awareness and productive problem-solving during early development, which sets the foundation for improving today’s struggles – as well as tomorrow’s.