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About Me

I am a licensed psychotherapist with 11 years experience.  I enjoy working with children, families, and adults.  In my position as a psychotherapist, I help clients make positive changes in their lives by building a trusting relationship with them.  We work together on building rapport, so that they feel safe and confident in working through issues that are impacting their lives.   Trust and collaboration are the foundation of a successful therapeutic relationship.

I have chosen to focus my work on children and families.  I have a strong and deep desire to help and support children.  It gives me a great sense of satisfaction seeing children progress from being anxious, withdrawn, or oppositional to becoming more confident, content and satisfied with themselves and their environment.

Parents - you are the most important people in their lives. This is why I believe strongly in working with parents. I work collaboratively with parents to help them feel more confident and satisfied in their relationships with their children, and with each other.

I believe some of my strongest qualities include being emotionally available to the child’s needs, and being positive, patient, and playful in my relationships with children. I also have an easy gentle approach with parents. These qualities help my clients feel safe and secure, and allows us to build trust and rapport, which are the building blocks to successful therapy. My office is equipped with toys that have been specifically chosen to allow children to safely express their feelings.

 

I have a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and a Associates degree in Early Child Development. After receiving my Marriage Family Therapy license, I went on to complete a two year training program at UC San Diego Extension to become a Registered Play Therapist. I have also completed training in Sand Tray Therapy.

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