Professional Life:

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in individual, couples and family therapy as well as parent coaching. I work with children (ages 7 and up), teens and adults. I recently relocated to Carlsbad, CA from Scottsdale, AZ and I am excited to announce the opening of my new office in Carlsbad, CA. I previously had a successful private practice in Scottsdale, AZ. 

With over 15 years of experience as a social worker, I have worked with many individuals, couples and families in a variety of settings. in addition to private practice, I have worked In Inpatient and outpatient mental health clinics, schools, and hospitals. I have extensive experience in assessment and can quickly analyze situations and help clients with possible solutions. I don't tell clients what to do, but rather help them figure out what works best for them in their personal situation. as a social worker I am also well versed in seeking out and providing supplemental resources as needed for my clients.

I am a client centered therapist who believes in empowering my clients and treating the whole person as I have found this approach provides the best outcomes for my clients. I utilize an eclectic interpersonal approach which is tailored to the individual and the specific issues and goals of the client. I work in a warm, direct and collaborative manner with my clients to help develop a deeper understanding of themselves and to resolve personal challenges and relationship conflicts.

Personal Life:

I am married and have two children (elementary and middle school age) and two lovable dogs. Between my private practice and my family, I have a pretty busy life, but really enjoy all of my different roles and always try to accommodate clients' schedules. I take care of myself by working out regularly and I am a cycle instructor At Fortis Yogalux fitness and Strength Training in Bressi Ranch. In my spare time I enjoy music, walking our dog, DIY home improvement and decorating. Although we have recently relocated to Carlsbad, I am a Californian at heart! I grew up in the bay area and also spent 12 years in Sacramento before living in Scottsdale for 4 years. I am very happy to be back in California!

Licensure

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, California LCSW 24141

Education

Master of Social Work, California State University, Sacramento (2003)

Bachelor of Social Work, Northern Arizona University (2001)