I am a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in individual, couples, and group therapy. My private practice is in San Luis Obispo, CA. I have 28 years of experience as a licensed marriage and family therapist. I hold a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Antioch University Santa Barbara, and a Bachelor of Science degree from California Polytechnic State University in Child Development. I have additional certification in Montessori Primary Education and in Gestalt Therapy. I am currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among my areas of expertise are couple's therapy, the treatment of problems related to substance abuse, sexual abuse and assault, mental illness, and issues related to domestic violence. My current area of study is the application of brain science to psychotherapy.
i am an interactive, solution-focused therapist. My primary focus is in the present, assisting people with problems related to relationships, with feeling better emotionally, functioning better at home or work, resolving symptoms of depression or anxiety, making conscious decisions and living with intention. My therapeutic approach is to work in a collaborative style, drawing mainly from a theoretical base known as interpersonal, cognitive, systems, and Gestalt therapies. I am currently extending my work to incorporate learning from research in brain science. I provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with individuals and couples to help build on strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Child Development
Diploma in Montessori Primary Education (ages 2-7)
License, Certifications & Awards
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. License # MFC24107
Advanced training in Gestalt Therapy for Individuals, Couples and Groups
Professional Activities and Memberships
Member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)