I have experience working with individuals, couples, families and children. My biggest strengths are warmth, intuition, and honesty. The environment I strive to create is one delicately balanced with tenderness and strength - for within it I believe change naturally occurs. Lasting change occurs through the experiences we have, so my number one priority is to provide the opportunity to have a new relational experience with me; one that is genuine, non-judmental, loving, and allows room for growth.
Woven within the foundation of this relationship is my undying belief in the human ability to recognize truth and instinctively strive towards it. My own life experience and the last 12 years I've spent with clients has taught me that our wounds, trauma, and misunderstandings about the past limit the awareness we have of this ability. We can find ourselves bound in pain and robbed of joy in an endless trauma cycle. I walk with my clients utilizing an attachment and trauma informed approach to compassionately invite healing. I love to uncover my clients abilities to sniff out truth - joy can indeed be restored!
For the metaphorically minded, I think we are like moths - instinctually attracted to light, truth, and healing. Life can rub off some of the dust on our wings; I am a wing dust repair shop!
It is among my highest goals to share with my clients the knowlege I've had the privilege of attaining throughout the years of my education and internship.
I graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art and minors in Psychology and Theology. My interests in art and spirituality inform my practice. My Masters of Science Degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling is from California State University Sacramento.
In my efforts to nurture my mind, body and spirit, I stay active outdoors, attending workshops, in my community, on my yoga matt, in prayer, creating, and spending precious time with my family and friends.
Best book I ever read:
"Oh The Places You'll Go"- Dr. Seuss
Some people I'd love to meet:
Jesus and his mother Mary, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Buddha, Mother Theresa, Abraham Lincoln, Frida Kahlo, The Dalai Lama, Oprah and of course, Mr. Sigmund Freud
Most revelational moment so far:
Sharing tears with my daughter