I care deeply about your concerns and goals for your teen, and will involve you as much as necessary to help your child. I believe it is also vitally important for teenagers to set their own goals for treatment so they can have ownership of the process. Ultimately I want to help your teen remove the roadblocks that keep them from discovering who they truly are.
I believe therapy should address physical, spiritual, psychological, and relational aspects of your teenager’s development. Because of this, my treatment plan for each client is unique and is designed specifically for your teenager’s needs.
I hold a Christian worldview and am glad to integrate faith into our treatment. However, I also understand that not everyone shares the same belief system and I do not impose my values on my clients. Faith can be as big or little of a focus in treatment as each individual chooses.
Why Teens Love Working With Me:
I make your teenager feel important, because I truly believe they are! My honesty and authenticity gives me a unique way of connecting with teenagers. They way I relate to teens help them feel understood and valued. I speak truth into their lives so they are challenged and motivated.
Why I Love Working With Teens:
Your teenager is at a point in life where they start to think differently. They are beginning to wrestle with major life issues that will have lasting effects on their future. I consider it a blessing and honor to walk with your teen through these critical crossroads.
I have 20 years of experience leading, teaching, mentoring, and working with kids and adolescents in a wide variety of settings. This includes working in schools, churches, counseling centers and a locked psychiatric hospital. I have always had a heart for the hurting. It has been my joy and privilege to work with adolescents who are going through tough times.
Vanguard University: Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology
Biola University: Bachelor’s degree in General Psychology with a minor in Bible.
I am licensed in the state of California as a Marriage and Family Therapist: MFT #52849.