I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in individual, couples and family therapy as well as parent coaching. I am currently seeing clients online only via video counseling. I am licensed in both California and Arizona and I am able to see clients residing in both of these states. Video counseling is convenient, easy to use and can be done from the comfort of your own home. All that is required is downloading of an app and you can even use your phone. The video counseling software I use is user friendly, confidential and HIPAA compliant.
I treat children (ages 10 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 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 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.