Areas of Focus:
• Children and Adolescents
Approach & Style:
• Play therapy
• Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #135771
• Supervised by Brianne Smith, LMFT #105848
• B.A. in Psychology from Fresno Pacific University
• M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fresno Pacific University
I have experience working with children, teens, and adults in treatment for anxiety, depression, attachment issues, and grief.
I enjoy working with children, teens, and adults in treatment for anxiety, depression, attachment issues, and grief. I have a passion for helping people learn more about themselves and find personal healing in the process of therapy.
Coming to therapy is often not an easy task. Yet, it can be an immensely positive and a rewarding experience in both promoting growth and a healthier life. My overall objective is to create a safe space for the client to feel comfortable and accepted, regardless of what is brought into the sessions. Within this environment, the client and I work together to identify strengths and potential areas where growth is needed. Learning to cope and navigate difficult situations will ultimately help initiate lasting positive change.
I believe every person’s experiences and backgrounds are unique to them. Therefore, I try to ensure the client will receive individualized care specific to their needs and personal goals. I primarily utilize evidence-based therapy modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered Therapy with clients. I also enjoy bringing forth mindfulness techniques to assist in emotion regulation and coping. Through our work together, my goal is to support the client not only to navigate their present situation but also to help them acquire skills to face future stressors.