As a therapist, I strive to provide a warm, safe, and non-judgmental environment in which individuals feel comfortable exploring and applying growth and change. For some, the thought of seeking therapy can feel intimidating, and for others, it can feel empowering. I work with each client collaboratively to address concerns in a way he or she feels comfortable, whether it is brief therapy focusing on problem-solving for current life stressors, or it is further exploration and identification of deeper issues. My overall goal is to help you identify areas in your life that you wish to address, and to assist you in developing ways to adapt to or overcome your challenges.
I completed my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology at California State University Fullerton and my Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work with a Specialist in Aging Certificate at the University of Michigan. In addition to therapy, my training includes medical and geriatric social work. My holistic approach to therapy is eclectic and strengths-based, involving components of Solution-Focused Therapy, Supportive Psychotherapy, Psychoeducation, Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I work with adults in all stages of life. Examples include: academic stress in young adulthood, life-balance for the “Sandwich Generation” in middle adulthood, and changes in health, functioning, and living arrangements in older adulthood. My main clinical interests are anxiety, shame, adjustment, caregiver support, aging and older adulthood, management of life stressors, and overall wellness and well-being.