I'm so glad you're here and thinking about seeking help. Deciding that you're ready to change and developing a good relationship with a therapist you feel comfortable with are the first steps toward taking charge of your life and feeling better.
I’m a Fair Oaks psychologist and certified EFT therapist who loves helping people heal old wounds, learn new skills, and grow into happier, healthier human beings. My passion as a therapist is helping my clients build better relationships — with their loved ones and with themselves. I feel privileged to be a part of my clients’ journeys as they let go of old patterns and develop new ways of seeing themselves and the world around them. I'm committed to creating a warm, compassionate, and open environment for you to heal, learn, and grow. When things get tough, I'll be here to offer you the hope, enthusiasm, and humor you need to keep going and the guidance and feedback you need to stay on track with your goals and achieve real, lasting change.
My practice is divided pretty much evenly between my two favorite areas of clinical work: helping couples develop happy, close relationships and helping men and women as individuals to heal the things deep inside themselves that keep them from living their best lives. I deeply enjoy helping couples — gay and straight, married and unmarried — recover from the distress of chronic disconnection and helping them build the warm, secure bonds they long for. I also really love helping people on their personal journeys of growth and healing, including helping men and women heal and move forward from traumatic or abusive experiences in their past.
I use warm, evidence-based, effective therapeutic approaches to make my clients' experiences in therapy as helpful and on-target as possible. In couple therapy, I use Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to help my couples build better relationships, and in my individual work, I use Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) and other attachment-oriented, humanistic therapies to achieve lasting growth and healing. Some of the issues I can help you with include...
• Repairing your relationships and building deeper, more connected bonds
• Recovering from depression or anxiety
• Learning stress management, communication, and assertiveness skills
• Learning how to identify and connect with your feelings
• Healing from painful or traumatic personal experiences
• Exploring who you are and what you want from life
I’m a licensed psychologist with a master’s degree and a doctorate in clinical psychology, and I've been providing therapy to men, women, and couples since 2005. I'm a Certified EFT Couples Therapist and Level One AEDP Therapist. I strive to keep learning and growing in my clinical work, and and I'm really excited to be mastering two new forms of individual therapy: Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
and Internal Family Systems (IFS)
. I'm a member of The International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
, The Greater Sacramento-Davis Center for EFT
, The Northern California Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy (NCCEFT)
, and The AEDP Institute
When I’m not working with my clients, I love hanging out with my family and friends, hitting the trails with my dog, playing guitar, and finding any excuse to redecorate something. If you have questions about therapy or how I can help, please call or text me at 916.276.7709.