Who I work with
Clients tend to come to me when they want to overcome the impact of distressing experiences or trauma, but often think they cannot be “fixed,” they are undeserving or that they are not good enough. They may feel “on-guard,” fearful, anxious, overwhelmed, out of control, helpless or disconnected. My clients often have some awareness and intuition that helps guide them, but they are not sure how to move forward.
How I work
We will work together to better understand where your feelings, behaviors or patterns are coming from; empower you to recognizing your strengths, and identify and build coping skills in dealing with emotions. I support you in increasing awareness, finding balance in your life, taking better care of yourself and help you to no longer feel paralyzed or triggered by your stressful or traumatic experiences. You are the expert on yourself and I guide you with perspective and insight through gentle compassion and integrity. Additionally, I offer information so clients can feel validated, aware and informed.
I believe empowered, aware individuals will change the world.
That’s why I became a trauma therapist. I believe that you deserve to feel whole, important and loved. I believe you matter.
From my experience in collaborating with clients, I know they can work through these challenges and that they are not broken. Healing is possible if they are willing to be honest and do something different to make changes. As an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Certified Therapist, I have specialized training, knowledge and experience in trauma counseling with clients who have encountered one-time or ongoing traumatic or stressful incidents. As a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), my empathetic and intuitive nature helps me in supporting and understanding my clients, their needs and meeting them where they are at.
If this resonates with you and you’re ready to invest in yourself, put effort into your healing and see transformations in your life, please contact me to set up a free, 20 minute consultation to see if we are the right fit!
Licenses, Education & Professional Associations
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
Sonoma State University 2008
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
University of Kansas 2004
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) Certified Therapist
Sonoma Psychotherapy Institute, EMDRIA Approved Basic Training in EMDR 2012
EMDRIA Certification 2016
HSP (Highly Sensitive Person)- Knowledgeable Therapist
Approved through studying materials/books and passing exam based on therapy with HSPs created by author and researcher Elaine Aron, PhD (expert in HSP field)
Training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Medical University of South Carolina 2015
Accredited in Triple P (Positive Parenting Program)
Standard Level 4 Training 2015
CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists)
Member since 2007
EMDRIA (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association)
Member since 2015