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

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

Client Focus

Religious Orientation

Age

• Adults
• Young Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

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

Accepted Insurance Plans

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

Appointment Type Accepted

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