MS Fuller Theological Seminary
M.Ed. University of California, Los Angeles
I believe in the ability to further discover who we are through open dialogue, honest listening, and the courage to look deeper within ourselves – in a safe, non-judgmental space where true connection with another is possible. Personal therapy provides an opportunity to find and give voice to our authentic selves and feel understood exactly as we are. Long-lasting change comes from this type of understanding and connection.
I am passionate about working with couples, families, individual adults and teens who have become stuck in unsatisfying relationships, destructive patterns, or their own individual pain. This “stuck-ness” can leave us feeling alone, misunderstood, anxious, and depressed.
Drawing from attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, and contemporary relational theories, I work to assist individuals and couples to navigate complex thoughts, feelings and interactions. I specialize in the treatment of relational issues; divorce, co-parenting and blended families; depression; anxiety; life transitions; and those seeking general personal growth.
I offer an environment that is caring, challenging, and encouraging as we work together to develop new insights and create the personal and relational growth you are seeking.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern, IMF 76750, working under the supervision of Dr. Deborah Buckwalter, PSY18787.
Specialized Training / Education
· Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy, an integration of neuroscience, arousal regulation and attachment theory, created by Stan Tatkin
· PREPARE/ENRICH inventories, a comprehensive assessment tool for pre-marital counseling
· EMDR, a powerful treatment for people who suffer from symptoms of trauma, anxiety, panic and disturbing memories
· California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
· American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
IMF 76750, supervised by Deborah Buckwalter,