I believe in using my passion, insight, creativity, warmth, experience, and even occasionally humor, to build productive, meaningful and collaborative relationships with my clients. My approach is gentle, respectful, interactive, experiential, and collaborative.
I offer both long-term depth counseling as well as brief and strategic short-term counseling for individuals, couples and families.
My approach to therapy is largely based on my basic beliefs about human nature and the nature of human suffering. In general I believe:
My role I believe is to partner with you in meeting your goals while serving as a genuine, objective and empathetic guide. To do this I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques based on each person's unique situation to offer a highly personalized approach. Eclectic by nature, I tend to gravitate towards humanistic/ existential, transpersonal, family systems, strategic, and cognitive behavioral approaches.
My work as a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern includes treatment specializations including:
Relationships and Intimacy
Trauma and PTSD
Creative Inspiration and Blocks
Work Experiences: Jewish Family and Children's Services of Long Beach, providing services to adults, children and families at community agency; Hospice of Marin, providing individual and group bereavement counseling to persons suffering from a recent loss; Dominican University of California, providing individual psychotherapy and psycho-educational trainings for students and staff of University community; Board of Directors, Horizons Foundation; philanthropic organization dedicated to serving the San Francisco Bay Area; Co-Facilitator, HIV+ Drop in Support Group, New Leaf Services; Hotline Operator, SF AIDS Foundation; Research Assistant, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies - UCSF
Workshops & Trainings:
Member California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Chapter Member, Long Beach-South Bay CAMFT
Member, Psi Chi, National Honor Society in Psychology
Board of Behavioral
Marriage & Family
Thera pist Intern #51685
Supervised by Debra de la
Cuesta, LCSW #11278