Thank you for visiting my website to learn more about my practice. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, treatment of children, adolescents and adults experiencing challenges in daily living, life transitions and mental health disorders. I have a private practice office in Tustin. I am licensed in both California and Colorado; though I practice primarily in California. While my private practice in Tustin is independent, I have the pleasure of sharing an office suite with several other mental health providers in The Multi-Cultural Center on Newport Blvd. in Tustin.
I have more than twenty years experience working with individuals and families who are recovering from the impact trauma has had on their lives. I have worked with first responders, including those in the military, veterans, law enforcement, and fire personnel as well as therapists, teachers and other professionals. I have also worked with children and adolescents in the foster care system as well as transitional age youth and young adults transitioning from care.
I continue to advocate for and work with underserved populations. I work with clients struggling with life’s transitions, those we plan for; and, those that are unexpected, including loss from relationship breakups, divorce, suicide and death.
Becoming a therapist, in particular, a Licensed Marriage, Family and Child Therapist at the time with a degree (M.A.) in Psychology was a conscious choice that I made a bit later in life as I returned to school when my sons were finishing up elementary school and starting middle school. I returned to school, earning my AA, BA and MA in 7 years, finishing up Graduate school at the same time my oldest son graduated from high school, knowing that I had more than a couple of years until I would be fully licensed in my “second” career. My vocation as I see it.
I consider it an honor for clients to share their stories with me and to be a part of so many people’s personal journeys as they reclaim their lives and begin to live their story.