I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Indiana and Califonia. I am also a Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC). Fear, worry, and stress can stop us from living a happy and fulfilling life and they don’t need to. I believe everyone is capable of change and can create the life they desire.
I am passionate about helping teen girls and women in overcoming their struggles and being all that they can be in life. I find it a privilege to walk alongside my clients as they take back their life from anxiety and blossom more into their fullest potential. In my office, you can feel scared and empowered at the same time. In my office, you can take off your mask that you show the world and be your authentic self.
If you have never been to therapy previously, I applaud you for having the courage to seek it out. I have worked with therapists while going through my own major life transitions. I am grateful for their support, compassion, and guidance. While traditional talk therapy is very helpful, I incorporate other expressive means that I found powerful in helping my clients gain a deeper relationship with themselves.
What I have done as a Marriage and Family Therapist:
I have had great success with hundreds of children, adolescents, families, men and women who have suffered from depression, past traumas, grief and loss, transitions, relationship issues and various other issues. I have experience in school settings, a suicide and crisis hotline, and mental health agencies. I have a Master’s of Art degree in Counseling Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now called Sophia University) in Palo Alto, CA in 2005. I also have a certificate in Creative and Expressive Arts from ITP. I am licensed in California (LMFT#45421) and in Indiana (LMFT#35001684A). I am also a certified Suicide and Crisis Counselor in Santa Clara, CA and a certified practitioner of EAP/EAL in Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA). I am certified as a Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC), which means I can offer online counseling (or virtual counseling) to those in the state of Indiana and California.
Transpersonal Psychology – I use a holistic approach to treat the whole person, i.e. your mind, body, and spirit make up the whole you. I incorporate expressive ways (i.e. art, music, journaling,etc.) to deepen the therapy process along with traditional talk therapy. This is can also be called experiential therapy.
Cognitive Behavioral/Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral – Together we explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to stop possibly emotionally painful patterns and begin to increase connection with yourself and others.