My goal as a therapist is to help you find lasting solutions, so you can build the life you want with the people you love. Having had challenges and successes in my own marriage, I strive to help others build the relationships they want by providing support and insight from my own life, as well as from my formal education and experience as a practitioner.
Partnering with couples is an extraordinary honor that I find exciting and inspirational. However, not everyone comes to therapy as a couple. I love to watch my solo clients do amazing work in individual sessions, even when striving to change their relationships with people who aren't present. As a couple's or individual therapist, my work begins by creating a safe space where people can feel comfortable sharing the difficult, often painful, and vulnerable aspects of themselves they cannot do on their own. Working with each client at a personal pace, we uncover the reasons for their current discomfort. Together, we begin to forge a future with improved communication, reconnection with loved ones and new skills to help manage what is yet to come.
For fourteen years, I have successfully worked with couples and individuals to rebuild broken relationships and make personal changes that result in peace and connection. I help my clients work through conflict, addiction, trauma, infidelity and other issues that challenge relationships. I teach practical skills and help clients identify and maximize their individual and relational strengths. I provide a kind and supportive environment for adults who are working through life's transitions, at any age.
My previous professional experience in the high-tech world provides me a unique perspective of the stress associated with living in the Silicon Valley area and working in this unique environment. I understand the impact it can have on those who work in the industry, as well as on the members of their families and other relationships. My experience allows me to connect and counsel in a way that I could not if I hadn't been in the industry myself.
I received a Bachelor's of Science Degree from Texas A&M University and a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Houston. I have been practicing for 14 years and hold current and active credentials to practice in California (Lic#93561) and Texas (Lic#201240). I am also a current Member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.