Counseling Methods:

Change is most lasting when you are involved in your teen’s therapy process. I like to collaborate with you and your adolescent to set goals.  Working together to make changes is necessary for long term results. This may include bringing you into your teen’s session, or simply checking in to review their progress.

 

My Philosophy:

I believe therapy should be a safe place where your teen feels accepted as they are.  It should be a place where your teen feels comfortable to work out unwanted feelings and behaviors.

Faith can be a powerful resource of hope and healing. Personally I am a Christian, and can integrate the spiritual element if that is something you and your teen value in the therapy process.

 

Why Teens Love Working With Me:

I am welcoming and approachable. In my 9 years of experience working with adolescents, I’ve learned that they value authenticity.  Teens respond well to my genuine desire to understand them without judgment.  I want therapy to be an experience they value and enjoy.

 

Why I Love Working With Teens:

The adolescent years can be really tough. I thoroughly enjoy walking alongside your teen, and offering support as they struggle to make sense of this developmental stage. I love helping them to meet their goals, enjoy life, and look forward to their future.

 

Experience:

I have been working with teens and their families in many capacities for several years. In that time I have carefully helped adolescents walk through a variety of life struggles including: depression, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, anxiety/panic attacks, substance abuse, bullying, academic problems, and more.  My experience has also taught me that every journey is different.  I would be honored to come alongside your teen on their path to healing.

 

Education:

Vanguard University: Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology.

Chapman University: Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Social Work.

 

License Information:

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California: LMFT # 85398.

 

 

Contact me at 714-393-1719.