I believe therapy is beneficial at different times in our lives. As we move through life transitions and processing concerns, therapy provides a space to have an unbiased person in your life to be a sounding board and help process ideas and feelings as one navigates through life.
My approach is to help be a support system for you as I take a holistic, strengths based, solutions focused approach. I am a firm believer that each person knows themselves best and often just sometimes needs to talk to someone to explore what is best for their life.
I have also supported families through parenting challenges and helped my clients consider things from a different perspective and to explore various ways to communicate and connect with their child with a Positive Parenting lens.
I think it’s important for clients to be part of the goal setting and ensuring that what we are working on is actually what you want to work on during sessions.
My Professional Background
I have years of experience working with children and families prior to becoming an LCSW. I have worked with Military families, and provided support to families that were receiving public assistance benefits during my time in Colorado and recently in California.I obtained my Masters from USC and completed my internship as a middle and high school where I provided crisis intervention, social emotional support and ran a group for 8th grade girls to work on self esteem and relationship concerns. I have worked with children, teens, young adults and parents during my time supporting Foster Families as a Family Therapist. I also helped support transition foster youth back to biological families when the courts decided that was the best plan for the youth and provided therapeutic services to the biological families to ensure a smooth transition. I have therapeutic experience using Trauma focused Cognitive behavioral therapy, Motivational interviewing, Solutions focused, Positive Parenting Techniques, Art based and Play based therapy techniques in sessions.
Education, Training, and Certifications
- BA Psychology at Rutgers
- MSW at USC
- TF-CBT, Play based therapy, Positive Parenting Discipline, Super hero based therapy
I am a Mom, I enjoy yoga, working out, hiking, being outdoors, spending time at the beach, watching movies with my boys and spending time with friends. Nature is where I go to recharge.