About

As your therapist I look forward to each session and to being part of the discovery of  your personal strengths, finding new ways to cope with change and to change when that is what is needed or desired.  Together we find hope and optimism, working to turn courage into comfort.  It is an honor to... Read more

As your therapist I look forward to each session and to being part of the discovery of  your personal strengths, finding new ways to cope with change and to change when that is what is needed or desired.  Together we find hope and optimism, working to turn courage into comfort.  It is an honor to be a part of change and growth, and we are all capable of making our lives better, more fulfilling, of surviving and then thriving.  Through my life I have experiences that I can bring to our time together.  I have worked as an educator, and as a long time musician, I can bring music into the therapy setting.

I am an experienced and trained provider in practice for your needs with addiction, substance abuse, depression, sadness, anxiety, tension, relationship problems, management of strong emotions, and social shyness.

I  provide special treatment using EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, for single trauma events, lifetime layering of trauma, or what I call small t traumas that happen to all of us through our lifetime, get stuck in us and sometimes keep us stuck.  I work with individuals, couples, families,and groups, and with every age: children, adolescents, and adults.

It will be an honor and a pleasure to work with you.

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Qualifications

Years in Practice: 12 +
School: National University
Year Graduated: 2008
License No. and State: LMFT77407

Issue

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

Client Focus

Religious Orientation

Age

• Adults
• Young Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
• Couple Therapy
• Individual Psychotherapy
• Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
• Mindfulness-Based Therapy
• Telehealth (HIPPA secure phone or video sessions)

Accepted Insurance Plans

• Aetna
• ILWU Coverage
• Tricare
• Out of Network - PPO
• Anthem Blue Cross
• MHN

Appointment Type Accepted

• Gay Counseling/LGBT
• Telehealth (HIPPA secure phone or video sessions)
• Family Counseling
• Individual Counseling
• Couples and Marriage Counseling
• Premarital Counseling
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