My greatest strength as a counselor lies in helping you put an end to those negative patterns through increasing your understanding of your Self, your needs, and how to effectively communicate this in your relationships.
It has been my life’s work to help others heal from the past and live in joy. I have over 20 years of experience providing integrative mental health counseling for individuals, couples, adults, adolescents, and children. I hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) and a Masters’ degree in Social Work. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
Using a holistic, collaborative, and “root-cause” approach, I help my clients to find relief from debilitating symptoms and make deep, lasting progress. By identifying and resolving the actual cause(s) of those symptoms, we can resolve primary psychological wounds to help you find peace and learn how to create fulfilling relationships.
To that end, I provide specific tools to not only address your immediate concerns, but to also move beyond them to empowerment. Whether you are looking to improve your relationship with yourself, an intimate partner, a family member, or a desired future relationship, our work together can help you bring greater peace, balance, and joy into your life.
My areas of expertise as a counselor
• Relationship and Couples Counseling
• Adult Children of Alcoholics
• Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers
• Gender and Sexual Orientation Concerns
• Personal Growth
• Play and Sand tray Therapy
• Compassionate Communication
• East-West Psychology
My office is centrally located in Solana Beach, very close to the Via de la Valle exit from I-5, midway between downtown San Diego and Carlsbad.
I look forward to working with you! Get in touch for a no-cost initial phone consultation, here.