I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #46987) with over 25 years of professional experience in the fields of mental health and education. I earned a Masters of Science degree in Counseling from San Diego State University through its Accredited Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Program and have provided psychotherapy to individuals, families, couples, and groups in various settings covering a wide range of issues.
I am passionate about working with people who are struggling with challenges in an effort to attain greater success in managing the issues unique to their personal situations, to learn to create healthier relationships, to improve confidence and communication, and to experience considerable increase in the quality of their lives.
My own life experience has presented me with opportunities to live in different areas of the United States and abroad and to develop meaningful connections with people from a wide array of backgrounds and experiences. I have dedicated my professional life to the service of others in a variety of settings and situations, including schools and group homes, probation and foster care, hospitals, substance abuse treatment centers, and mental health facilities.
I specifically offer my services to support individuals in the process to deepen self-understanding and more fully embrace self-identity while learning to limit the distraction that may alter the direction they take to live with more passion, efficiency, and fulfillment. Through my experience, education, personality, and background, I have developed the DAFT(Depth and Freedom Therapy) approach, which combines various counseling theories and techniques, philosophical tenets, spiritual teachings, and wellness education and research within the current socio-cultural context in which we find ourselves.