I believe that therapy is a partnership – a great journey filled with immense trials and acts of bravery.
I have been lucky enough to be able to go on many specials journeys with my clients. They have given me the opportunity to overcome some of life’s most difficult struggles with them. The moments where we can both reflect on how far we have come together are some of my most cherished memories. Whenever I start working with a new client, I am fueled by the idea that one day we too will look back and say “Wow, look how far we’ve come!”
I truly love my work. I appreciate the opportunity people give me when they ask for my help on their journey. Please call me at (949) 288-3123. I would be honored to be of service.
I am guided by the following values:
Safety: I create safe environment where you can be open without fear of judgment.
Objectivity: I will be honest with you; even if it is sometimes not what you want to hear.
Trust: I never give false promises of quick-solutions. I give you the best treatment possible in order to create lasting change.
Integrity: I always put my clients first. I will refer you to someone else if I feel they are better able to help you.
Transparency: I am not perfect and will admit to any mistakes I might make.
Respect: I respect you and your wisdom. I will never condescend, nor tell you how to live your life.
Consistency: I respect your time. Almost all my appointments start exactly on time.
Individualized Care: I give heart-felt care to each client. I never offer cookie-cutter solutions
Ease: Beginning with online scheduling, your experience will be as smooth as possible.
I believe that therapy is an important investment. Different people feel comfortable with different therapists. You may want to read some of the articles on my web site, and compare how you feel when you read articles on other therapists' websites.
If you would like to explore further the possibility of choosing me to help you, please call me at (949) 288-3123. You may also use the form below to schedule an appointment.
I am licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I graduated from Pepperdine University graduate with a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology. Prior to helping individuals and couples in private practice, I worked as a counselor in Orange County's low-income areas. I have devoted my life to helping others. In 2004 I was granted an award by Olive Crest for outstanding volunteer work serving abused children. I have been featured in several articles, including the front page of the Orange County Register.
I treat clients based on psychodynamic theory. This is a way of understanding how a person relates to others based on the patterns learned in their most significant relationship experiences - usually their relationship with their parents.
I feel a deep reverence for the responsibility that my position entails. People bring me their deepest and most private of struggles. When people choose me as a partner on their journey, they grant me the opportunity to do what I love. The opportunity to be of service is the highest manifestations of my values. I give thanks to my clients every day, for giving me this gift.
To schedule an appointment, call me at (949) 288-3123. You can also instantly schedule an appointment online by using the form below:
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