I received a Master of Counseling Psychology degree from ASU (Arizona State University), graduating with honors. I also received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California in Santa Barbara.
I provide therapy for individuals and couples who wish to make changes in their lives and in their relationships that are long lasting and positive. I offer safe, compassionate and supportive counseling in an atmosphere that deepens understanding and promotes healing.
My style of therapy is active, positive, empathic and respectful of personal values and lifestyles. In my work, I explore and validate each individual’s emotions and relational needs, and respond genuinely to them. I approach the therapy session as a healing place where a corrective emotional experience can happen, and it is that process that is the method of therapeutic change.
Leading couples workshops has always been a passion of mine. After extensive training with Dr. Sue Johnson in EFT I have proceeded to offer, facilitate and lead HMT (Hold Me Tight) workshops. I have been leading them locally and internationally.
Among the many issues I treat are:
- Relationships, marriage, dating, accessing emotions, communication and connection
- Infidelity and loss of trust
- Divorce and separation
- Life transitions with dignity and respect
- Dating, selecting a partner, self defeating behaviors
- Adjusting to parenthood, and parenting issues
- Stress management
- Self Esteem
- Panic and Anxieties
- Mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders and post-traumatic stress
- Premarital counseling
I have trained extensively with the leading counseling experts in the United States. These include the Milton Erickson Foundation, Drs. John and Julie Gottman, creators of Scientifically Based Marital Therapy and Drs. Ellyn Bader and Pete Pearson to learn their Developmental Couples Therapy.
With this training as a foundation, I now study with Dr. Sue Johnson and her associates.
Dr. Johnson is the creator and leading practitioner of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).
I have done extensive training with ICEEFT (International Center of Excellent Emotionally Focused Therapy), and I am in the process of becoming a certified Emotionally Focused Therapy.
I am licensed and trained EMDR practitioner.
I have completed the hypnotherapy and experiential therapy training with the Milton Erickson Institute.
Additionally, I am a workshop leader with 20 years’ experience working with individuals, couples and groups. I am experienced working with individuals and couples at all stages of life, including those who have different sexual orientations, cultural backgrounds and religious beliefs.
I look forward to working together,
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