I have over 20 years experience working with young children and their families. I specialize in working with children,including birth to 5 year olds, who have experienced loss, trauma, or are experiencing behavioral difficulties. I am trained in some of the newest advances used to address problems that interfere with a child's natural ability to progress through developmental stages. For instance for very young children, focusing on the attachment relationship with parents or primary caregivers can often bring about significant changes for the better and create a strong foundation for them to more easily reach their full potential.
My therapeutic approach is to 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 each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth that they are committed to accomplishing.
M.A. Counseling Psychology with Emphasis in Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute
B.A. Art History, Humboldt State University
San Luis Obispo County Behavioral Health-Martha's Place, Marriage and Family Therapist Intern
Women's Shelter Program, Marriage and Family Therapist Intern
Hospice of San Luis Obispo County, Marriage and Family Therapist Intern
Montessori Children's School, Head Teacher 3-6 year old classroom
Sandplay Training, C.G. Jung Institute, Los Angele