I have been working with couples, teens, families, and individuals since 2001. I am a graduate of UC Berkeley and have a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, which is California’s most recognizable psychotherapy license.
I chose to be an MFT (as opposed to a clinical psychologist or social worker) because of the license’s excellent training in helping people with relationships and practical solutions, instead of focusing on diagnoses and psychological testing. The MFT license requires over 3,000 hours of experience and two licensing exams to be certified by the Board of Behavioral Sciences.
What makes my practice unique is the special way I work with my clients. I am committed to building on your strengths and finding solutions to your problems.
You would probably not be seeking therapy unless you had already tried to fix your situation on your own. Perhaps you were partially successful or completely overwhelmed. I understand the frustration and disappointment that can be involved in deciding to seek help.
By coming to therapy, you are not giving up on your ability to solve your own problems. In fact, you are just building on what you already know by using what I can teach you in sessions.
Please visit my Tips of the Month page to learn more about how I think. You can also view my writing that is featured on GoodTherapy here.
Licensed Marriage and Family therapist, CA MFC#44452. For more information about the California Marriage and Family therapist license, please visit http://www.bbs.ca.gov