As a San Diego Counselor, my practice focuses on combining highly personalized, down-to-earth, and practical approaches to meet my clients’ needs. I will work with you to explore and better understand your goals and challenges. Together, we’ll develop a customized plan that works for you.
Individual Therapy – Individual counseling allows more time to be spent on exploring your needs, fears and desires in a nonjudgmental, safe environment. Whether you are looking to decrease stress in your life, increase self awareness and increase self-esteem, we can work together to help build a more fulfilling, productive and balanced life leading to an overall improved satisfaction in your relationships, life, and happiness.
Premarital Counseling – I work with couples planning their wedding to develop awareness and tools for a lifelong happy marriage. With counseling, couples learn to heal emotional injuries, create healthy communication styles, and connect on a much deeper level.
Couples Therapy – When working with San Diego couples, I use a process called Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). EFT is considered one of only two “empirically supported” methods for working with couples, which means a lot of research has shown that EFT works. Fully 90% of distressed couples who complete EFT experience significant improvement in their relationship.
Family Therapy – By focusing on patterns of interaction within the family, I provide family members with tools to create and maintain lasting and successful relationships. Families learn to create healthy boundaries, improve communication, parental skills and resolve family conflicts.
Children & Teen Counseling– I work to foster confidence and a sense of empowerment in children and teens. Children and adolescents learn how to cope with stress, face peer pressure, improve relationships and communication tools.
No matter your goal, there are real benefits to choosing therapy. Studies show that people who participate in therapy:
- Have higher self-esteem and confidence
- Experience decreased need for medical care
- Are more productive at work
- Report greater life satisfaction
- Initiate and maintain fulfilling relationships
I am committed to using empirically based and proven research methods to help my clients reach their goals. My practice includes meaningful treatment for issues such as:
- Stress management
- Relationship issues
- Career Issues
- Life transitions
- Drug and alcohol use
- Family dynamics
- Self Esteem
- Intimacy Issues
- Premarital counseling