Welcome! I am a mental health therapist who specializes in using cognitive-behavioral therapy to help people of all ages who are struggling with issues related to anxiety, trauma, depression, life transitions or are wanting to do personal growth. My overarching goal with my clients is to help them recognize how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are connected and use that as a “road map” for change. I use positive psychology in my approach to helping my clients develop a stronger sense of self, and increase their ability to work through struggle. My work is to help clients stop letting fear take control, and move in a direction closer to their values. I believe that therapy shouldn’t be a mystery, and that real change happens when the process is collobrative. I do my best to share my expertise around tools and skills that can be applied to help you get unstuck, and live a healthy life.
I went to the University of San Francisco for graduate school, where I received my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. Before opening my own practice, I received advanced training in a two-year intensive program, called the Santa Rosa Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. While at the center I was trained by a prominent team of therapists, including Clinical Directors Litsa Tanner, and Jennifer Shannon, author of “The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens,” and “Don’t Feed the Monkey Mind.”
While my therapy style is warm and empathetic, I believe that in order to be effective, it is important to set goals, measure progess, and be active and engaged in the process. I want my clients to get to a place where they feel confident enough to act as their own "therapist" when future life-challenges arise.
I am "Psychology Today" Certified.