I am a graduate of CSU Fresno, earning my Bachelor of Sciences degree in Criminology with an emphasis in Victim Services and my Master of Sciences degree in Counseling with an option in Marriage & Family Therapy.
I have provided therapeutic services since 2003 in a variety of settings, including volunteer advocacy with sexual assault victims, completing a practicum as a therapist at CSU Fresno's Student Health Center, and working as a therapist in a private non-profit community setting.
I am a licensed MFT and offer both in-person and telehealth services to patients within California. Session fees are $130, and I am also an in-network and out-of-network provider for various insurance panels.
My approach to therapy includes a combination of client-centered, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral modalities. By providing a safe and nurturing environment, I believe every client has the capacity to achieve the goal of bettering themselves and their relationships.
People often ask “What is therapy?” I usually begin by saying that therapy is a confidential, nurturing, and supportive place to work on healing or improving yourself. It is a process of looking within yourself to resolve problematic behaviors, feelings, beliefs, or memories that may be impacting your self-view, relationships with others, or overall quality of life. Unique to each person, therapy may be short-term or ongoing, with the overall goal being to help you become much more aware of yourself and why you often think, feel, or behave in specific ways.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or unhappy with your life or relationships, you are not alone. Many people struggle with these challenges at some point in their lives. Therapy can help you cope with your emotions, improve your self-esteem and confidence, and enhance your communication skills and relationships. My approach to therapy utilizes client-centered, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioral treatment methods and interventions to meet each person's own unique needs and goals. I prioritize creating a safe and nurturing environment where you can express yourself freely and explore your thoughts and feelings at a pace that works best for you.