Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
Making the decision to begin therapy can be tough and finding a therapist even harder. I'm so glad you're here! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 12 years of experience. My areas of experience and expertise include young adults transitioning to adulthood and the perinatal period including infertility, miscarriage, pregnancy complications, birth trauma, postpartum conditions, and early parenthood. I also have extensive experience working with those experiencing depression and anxiety disorders. The last couple of years have been incredibly difficult as the world has been experiencing a collective trauma.
As a mother, of 2 under 5, I wholeheartedly understand the complexities and challenges that come with this time. I am here to meet you where you are and provide compassionate, client-centered, solution-focused therapy. I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) if you are interested in learning more about how your thoughts affect your behaviors.
If you have found you've lost sight of yourself or who you want to be, struggling to connect with others, struggling with the transition to adulthood or motherhood, I would be honored to help guide you through the difficult, messy, and beautiful times. I use evidence-based practices and a client-centered approach to guide my therapy.
BA - Psychology, Minor in Education, University of California Santa Barbara
MA - Psychology, Antioch University
Certificate - Perinatal Mental Health, Postpartum Support International
I enjoy spending time with friends and family. Before having two young children I traveled extensively and enjoyed fine dining, two things I still enjoy but no longer do often! You can also find me spending time outdoors, hiking, or practicing yoga.
Getting outside and trying to get enough sleep. The latter can be easier said than done with two little ones!
The Stationary Shop, it's an excellent read and reminds me of a glorious summer spent traveling and doing yoga in Turkey after my Master's program.
Every Mother Counts - because more than 800 women die every day from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth and this organization is aiming to reduce that. 800 women is 800 too many!
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