• Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

    I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California, and graduated from California State University, East Bay. I have worked with several different populations, one of which were parents and families who are navigating behavioral problems with children and teens. I specialize in empowering the parent to take control back of the home and decrease their fear of their child’s reaction to limits being set. In addition to being a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am trained and experienced in MST (Multisystemic Therapy).

    I also have several years’ experience working with individual adults and couples, assisting them in working through problems related to communication, self-esteem, depression, anxiety and feelings of helplessness. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and use this method in my approach with clients.

    I provide an opportunity and safe place to discuss strategies to help you and/or your family cope with and overcome what feels like insurmountable obstacles. Whether these difficulties are in dealing with relationships, child-rearing, marriage, work-stress or transitioning life stages, therapy is a useful tool to help individuals navigate these situations. I specialize in helping people find timely solutions to their problems, by developing a clear plan of action. I take pride in the work I do and am deeply humbled by those who choose me to help them navigate life’s difficult moments.

    I am also a Certified TRE Practitioner (Trauma/Tension Releasing Exercises). This easy to learn self-help technique can be used in conjunction with any other therapy as a stress reduction technique. TRE is particularly helpful to survivors of trauma or those who experience overwhelmed stress/tension daily. I first began practicing TRE® in 2002 and after experiencing the unique benefits that came from a dedicated practice, I decided to become a certified provider in June 2017. Since becoming certified, I have been offering my services to individuals in the Sacramento area who are looking to relieve chronic stress, tension and trauma in the body.