Family, Teens, & Adults
Family, Teens, & Adults
Some conversations seem impossible to have but are necessary, like the ones you need to have with yourself (overcoming anxiety, building self-esteem) or ones you need to have with other people (setting boundaries, speaking hard truths).
Together we work on navigating and overcoming tough times with new understanding and coping strategies for a healthier, happier you. I help you learn new skills to manage emotions and help create new approaches to rebuild yourself, your relationships, and your mood.
You can find a new sense of empowerment, increased self-esteem, begin to form stronger relationship bonds, and effect change throughout all areas of your life.
Areas of focus: I work with those who are struggling with emotional barriers, strained relationships, behavioral disturbances, identity struggles, social anxiety, mood swings, depression, and school/work-related stress.
Licensed marriage and family therapist
I work with FAMILIES during difficult phases of their life and provide support through major (or minor) transitions. During times of stress, there are many ways family members are impacted, and getting a better understanding of what needs to change and how to change it is part of the process. Family work is critical to resolving underlying conflict and developing a supportive family environment.
Whether it be equipping the parents with skills to manage behaviors or helping reduce sources of tension and stress within the family, we can get your family to a better place of functioning.
I help TEENS navigate life by providing a supportive and safe environment. It’s likely, at this age, the teen has become less willing to express themself. Teens often need an outlet and their own space to process and understand their feelings. My focus is on helping your teen gain insight into their responses to emotional changes, peer pressure, and school-related stressors. I work with your teen to knock down barriers of communication and promote healthier strategies of emotional expression.
I work with INDIVIDUALS by helping them get through some of their worst days. When someone is experiencing self-defeating thoughts, anxieties, feelings of stuck-ness, and an overall sense that “life is just too much sometimes,” it can be hard to manage even the small stuff. When our emotions interfere with our daily life, it’s time to reach out for support, and that’s where I come in. We will work to understand how your past has influenced your present and gain coping strategies to overcome these feelings and rebuild a better you.
I hold a Master of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology obtained from CSU Bakersfield and am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.