I graduated from California State University of Los Angeles with a Master’s degree in counseling in 1994, with the emphasis on marriage, family and child. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the California Board of Behaviroal Science and an active member of the California Association of Marraige and Family Therapists, CAMFT. I consider Christian therapy my specialty as I have focused in this area of work for the past 17 years. However, I respect all clients’ right for self determine and will work with all who walk into my office regardless of their faith. I enjoy working with adult individuals and couples. I am most fascinated by how people change. I use the Cognitive Behavioral approach a lot as I believe as people think, so they are. I also put a lot of value on the here and now; I see my job as that of a mirror, to reflect to my client what they bring to the session and explore with them what changes they want to make and how to make it. I introduce my clients to themselves.Before I decided to work full time as an MFT, I was a parent educator for the Los Angeles Unified School District for eight years. I enjoyed working with parents to help them become more effective parents. As a therapist, I help my clients write and rewrite their life’s story until they feel they can keep on writing on their own and liking it. Even sometimes the previous chapters seem less than satisfying and more like a tangled mess, and the opportunity to rewrite them has passed, I work with my clients to help them make sense of that which cannot be undone. Sometimes it involves grieving for the loss. Sometimes it calls for healing; forgiveness. Maybe more. Most importantly, my clients and I work together in the here and now. We all have a story to tell, and I want to help you write the best story of your life with all that you have. What I offer is my objectivity, commitment and compassion for you as fellow human being, as well as years of training and experience and my own growth in life. If you are reading this, I believe you are searching for change. It would be my honor to be involved in that process.