My passion lies in helping women through various challenges and stages in their lives. So it follows that my motto is, "Helping women heal, Empowering them to thrive".
I've always had a strong desire to help others. So in the mid 90's I decided to change careers. I built on my undergraduate degree in psychology, and earned my masters, with honors, in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling.
My 3 year clinically supervised internship focused on counseling women and children who were victims of crime or at risk for abuse or neglect. I was a parenting educator to help reunite families and later worked as a clinical supervisor in a psychiatric hospital.
I've been in private practice for over 15 years. It's given me the freedom to help a population I am very passionate about -- women who are stuck, starting over, or are going through painful transitions in their lives. I also counsel women who live with chronic illness and pain.
The clinical issues I treat include...
- anxiety and panic
- grief and loss
I also help heal issues that are challenging to women, including...
- chronic pain (fibromyalgia, neuropathy, etc)
- divorce or separation
- emotional abuse
- family, peer and relational conflict
- healing from emotional and narcissistic abuse
- unhealthy parenting styles
- difficult life transitions (divorce, menopause, empty nest, new career)
- narcissistic partner abuse
- poor self-esteem
- trauma and PTSD
I also provide faith-based therapy for Christian women.
When I'm not seeing clients, I'm catching the latest binge-worthy series on Netflix, taking small getaways, and hanging with family, friends, and the ever-present fur babies.
But, back to you! If you think I may be able to help, or if you have questions for me, feel free to call me at (714) 989-9810, email me, or complete the contact form on this site. I'm happy to answer questions about therapy or schedule an appointment to get started.