Supporting People Since 2003
Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker 2015
Helping people through counseling, advocacy, and emotional support is what I do, what I love, and what I am passionate about.
I am an attachment oriented couples and individual therapist with an integrated approach of intimacy and sexual health.
I have discovered that through strengthening the bonds of love, compassion, companionship and care, that our true selves are found, we are calmer, happier and more fulfilled in our lives.
Education & Experience
Business owner, therapist, advocate, student. Active member with the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health, International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy,
THERAPY WORKS LOS GATOS
Clinician in Los Gatos, California. Worked with children, teens, families, and couples. Gottman trainings, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative, and Play Based Therapy.
LOS GATOS TEEN THERAPY
Clinician in Los Gatos, California specializing in adolescent and family therapy. Systems theory modalities, couples therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Substance Use and Self Harm Reduction.
MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK
Portland State University, Portland, Oregon. Graduate intern at Portland Woman's Center as the Coordinator for the Interpersonal Violence and Education and Advocacy Program. Internship at Bradley Angle House Women's Shelter.
B.A. University of California, Santa Cruz Major in Language Studies.
INVESTMENTS IN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
EMOTIONALLY FOCUSED THERAPY
Externship and Core Skills with Dr.'s Paul and Nancy Aikin (Akin Associates), Davis, California.
Ongoing Supervision with Joe Cantu, Lillian Buchanan, and Evelyn Schmectig-Cochran.
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF INTEGRAL STUDIES
San Francisco, California
Sex Therapy Professional Skills with Dr.s Walt & Zoe Sipes, Juan Camarena, PhD, and Dr. Tammy Nelson.
Sex Attitudes Reassessment with Dr.Patti Britton.
Diversity in Sexuality with Carol Queen.
POSTPARTUM SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL
Pregnancy and Perinatal support. Mental Health advocacy and resources focusing on Postpartum Mood Disorders- assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and client referral. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy skills and techniques for PPMD's.