I currently offer weekday, evening, and Saturday appointments at the Arcadia office.
My areas of specialization include anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral issues, anger, aggression, stress, low self-esteem, struggles with identity, emotional/mood difficulties, grief and loss, trauma, abuse and neglect, family conflict, and life transitions. I utilize various theoretical styles including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution focused, family systems, and attachment theory. In the past, I have worked extensively with children, adolescents, and transition age youth (ages 16-25). I have provided intensive services to clients in the foster care system who have been abused and/or neglected, have experienced trauma, have a history of substance use, may be facing legal action due to behaviors, have parents/caregivers with emotional and mental health issues, and with families that are in crisis. I earned my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University and am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #96391).
I am a strengths-based, compassionate, energetic, and creative therapist with a strong devotion to help others succeed. My passion is working with children, adolescents, and young adults ranging in age from 3-33 (or older if you’re young at heart!) I believe that every individual can have the opportunity to connect experiences with emotions, learn healthy communication skills, process past events, develop tools for managing life's challenges, and can reach their goals. Parents and caregivers also learn strategies to better support and connect with their child.
In today’s world, all of us - no matter what age - face challenges on a daily basis. Children, adolescents, and young adults who are going through difficult times or life transitions may show signs of sadness, anxiety, avoidance, anger, isolation, low self-esteem, or mood swings. Sometimes we all have a hard time identifying and expressing our feelings or asking for help. As a result, we can struggle in our relationships with family, friends, significant others, and in academic/work settings.I want you to know that there is hope and that you can get through this!