About

As we travel this journey of life, sometimes the way to health and wholeness is not too clear. During these times, it’s helpful to have a partner to walk with you. I have been in practice for over 20 years, helping individuals, families, couples and groups facing a wide variety of challenges. I treat individuals... Read more

As we travel this journey of life, sometimes the way to health and wholeness is not too clear. During these times, it’s helpful to have a partner to walk with you. I have been in practice for over 20 years, helping individuals, families, couples and groups facing a wide variety of challenges. I treat individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, job-related issues, substance abuse and grief. I have advanced training in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, especially combat related. Additionally, I work with couples looking to enhance or repair their relationships and parents grappling with the important job of raising children.

As the spouse of an Air Force veteran, I understand the special opportunities and challenges of military life. I know the difficulties around multiple moves, deployments and constant transitions. I can assist with navigating relationships difficulties, parenting military children, and working through the issues faced by the member and spouse. As a former VA employee, I have experience in facing the sometimes confusing process of securing the benefits you’ve earned and can help you navigate this system.

I am an experienced public speaker and am available for classes, conferences and retreats. Finally, I teach at several local colleges and enjoy the passing on of knowledge to the next generation of helping professionals. I am certified by the California Board of Behavioral Science to provide supervision to people seeking licensure.

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Qualifications

Years in Practice: 20+
School: Boston College Graduate School of Social Work
Year Graduated: 1993
License No. and State: LCS28490 California

Issue

• HIV/AIDS
• Minority and Cultural Issues
• Anxiety/Depression
• Personality Disorders
• Bipolar Disorder
• Anger Management
• Borderline Personality
• Pain Management
• Dual Diagnosis
• Cancer Survivors and Families
• Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
• Sexual Abuse
• Trauma and PTSD
• Sex Addiction
• Grief Counseling
• ADD/ADHD
• Parenting/Co-Parenting
• Autism Spectrum Disorder
• Emotional Eating/Binge Eating/Body Image
• Gifted & Talented children
• Pre/Post Bariatrics
• Psychotic Disorders
• Stress
• Undue Influence, Cults, and Exploitative Groups
• Therapy for Adoption
• Family Conflicts/Relationship issues
• Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse
• LGBT
• Separation/Divorce Counseling
• Military Counseling
• Career Counseling
• Victims of Crimes/Domestic Violence

Client Focus

Religious Orientation

• Christian

Age

• Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

• Couple Therapy
• Individual Psychotherapy
• Mindfulness-Based Therapy
• Clinical Supervision
• Telehealth (HIPPA secure phone or video sessions)
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
• Christian Counseling
• Family Systems
• Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

Accepted Insurance Plans

• Aetna
• ILWU Coverage
• Tricare
• Out of Network - PPO
• Medicare
• MHN

Appointment Type Accepted

• Gay Counseling/LGBT
• Family Counseling
• Individual Counseling
• Couples and Marriage Counseling
• Premarital Counseling
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