I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in individual, couples and family therapy as well as parent coaching. My private practice is located within the offices of PsychArizona in North Scottsdale, Arizona. I treat children (ages 7 and up), teens and adults. To maximize success When working with children, i believe in creating a partnership and collaboration with the parents as well as the school if desired. I can attend school Iep meetings 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 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.

 

Licensure

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Arizona LCSW 15152

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)