My approach to therapy is to make it comfortable, safe, positive and to get results as quickly as possible
I have been providing counseling and therapy services to individuals, couples and families in Orange County since 1998 when I began my 3000 hour internship. I became a licensed marriage and family therapist in 2001 at the age of thirty-eight. I see myself as an active facilitator in a joint process, not an expert-patient relationship. I believe that everyone intrinsically knows what they need, it's my job to assist you on that journey.
A hybrid of traditional talk therapy and energy psychology. An educational and dynamic process that recognizes the importance of the integration of mind, body & spirit.My holistic approach to therapy is highly effective and more than just talk therapy…
My treatment orientation is Integrative. This means I customize my approach based on your needs and goals. Theories I most commonly use are: Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Family Systems, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Humanistic and Energy Psychology.
Energy Psychology (EP) is a relatively new and very exciting approach to therapy, about 30 years in the making. EP is basically a collection of mind-body techniques that I teach to you that have been clinically proven to facilitate deep and permanent healing of traumatic wounding. I discovered EP in 2003 and spent the next 3 years reading and attending every class I could find on the subject. I witnessed clients making huge shifts in only a few sessions and sometimes right before my eyes. What would have once taken months of talk therapy was getting done in a handful of sessions.
During my EP training in 2006 I was certified to use Hypnosis to prepare people for surgery, cancer treatment and for the use of Time Line Therapy. In April 2016 I became a certified Hypnotherapist which has broadened my ability to use hypnosis with any client interested and on any issue.
I welcome the opportunity to help you, and yours.
Education & Qualification
M. A. Education and Psychology
Pepperdine University 1997
B. A. Psychology
UC Santa Barbara 1992
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Family Systems Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)
Techniques & Certification
Thought Field Therapy(TFT)
Emotional Freedom Tapping (EFT)
Healing from the Body Level Up - IV
apas Accupressure Technique (TAT)
Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)