I’m a Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. I have worked in clinical, residential, and private practice settings, and have received training in multiple evidence based therapeutic modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy. I’m primarily trained to help individuals, couples, and families with relational issues, and my expertise includes the skills to enable individuals to mature and grow emotionally and psychologically within relationships with others.  I also specialize in treating chemical dependency and behavioral addictions such as video gaming, gambling, and internet addiction.  Additionally, I’m experienced in helping clients resolve a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, grief, and stressful life transitions.

Treatment Approach

There are many ways to “do” therapy, and my approach is best described as client-centered psychotherapy.  I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. I view therapy as a collaborative process, working together to build on your strengths, and to develop an effective plan to overcome the obstacles that are getting in the way of your life.

Education & Credentials

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (California license # MFC40263)
  • Graduated from San Jose State University in 1997 with an M.S. in Clinical Psychology
  • 17 Years in practice