I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in individual, couples and family therapy as well as parent coaching. 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.
I treat children (ages 7 and up), teens and adults. One of my specialties is working with teens and young adults. I have an ability to connect with them that allows them to feel comfortable and open up with me and work towards resolving the issues or concerns that are bothering them. To maximize success When working with children, i believe in creating a partnership and collaboration with parents as well as the school if desired. I can attend school Iep meetings if you are located in the san diego area and advocate on the child's behalf to help increase their success at school. I also have specific experience and training in adoptions and I am well versed in the potential issues that can arise before, during and after this process.
With over 15 years of experience as a social worker, I have worked with many individuals, couples and families in a variety of settings Including inpatient and outpatient mental health clinics, schools, and hospitals. 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. The therapeutic approaches I incorporate include developmental, humanistic, crisis intervention, solution focused, psychoeducational, cognitive-behavioral, and family systems. 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.
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 like to work out regularly and I am a cycle instructor At Fortis Yogalux fitness and Strength Training. I played soccer and rode horses growing up. Although we have recently relocated to Carlsbad, I am a Californian at heart and grew up in the bay area and also spent 12 years in Sacramento before living in Scottsdale for almost 4 years. I am happy to be back in California and launching my new private practice!
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, California LCSW 24141
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Arizona LCSW 15152
Master of Social Work, California State University, Sacramento (2003)
Bachelor of Social Work, Northern Arizona University (2001)