Welcome! I believe asking for help is the first step towards leading a happier, more fulfilled life. I obtained my Masters in Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from Phillips Graduate Institute and my Bachelors in Psychology from Ithaca College. In my work strive to help individuals find the tools they need to make positive transformations. Providing a safe comfortable environment where individuals can share their thoughts and feelings is my goal.
Clinically, I use an eclectic, strengths based approach to therapy creating a supportive and collaborative environment in order to promote personal growth. I have experience treating a variety of issues such as depression, mood disorders, behavioral issues, ADHD, Autistic Disorders, parenting issues, and relationship problems. I work with children, adolescents, families, and adults providing individual, family, and group therapy. When working with children I utilize play therapy techniques and strongly encourage family involvement.
My experience in serving children and families is very extensive. Prior to joining Miracles Counseling Centers, I worked with Beach Cities Psychological Services in Hermosa Beach California. Additionally I have worked for county funded agencies, where I specialized in early intervention services, as well as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Before my work as a Mental Health Clinician I provided floor time therapy to children with special needs. I am the mother of two children who are 13 and 10, and as a parent I understand the complexities and challenges of daily life. I also believe our parenting choices affect our children and shape who they will become as adults. I look forward to working with you!