MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MFT Focus* (*anticipated 2024)
CTA Certified Coach (2021)
International Coaching Federation Member (2020)
Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) (2020)
Certificate in Personal Financial Planning (2011)
Licensed REALTOR® (2000) California DRE 01299940
BA in Psychology (2001)
We learn so much about ourselves through relationships when we are open to the opportunities. Like you, I have spent my life in various relationships both personally and professionally, and they have not always been smooth and supportive. Over the years I have taken every opportunity to deepen my understanding around how we are impacted by relationships, and how we impact others.
My relationship heavy-lifting began experientially when working with family, it continued in my own therapy work, and it persists through my loving (and sometimes challenging) 15-year marriage. My focus on relationships has deepened as I work on my masters degree in clinical mental health counseling toward licensure as a marriage and family therapist. My approach is founded in attachment theory and supported by emotionally focused therapy with a sprinkling of somatic work which integrates the body with our emotional states.
Coaching differs from therapy in that coaching is more forward-focused. When coaching clients I take a more directive approach. There is less, “how does that make you feel” and more “this is what to do to reach your goal.” My goal is to empower my clients with the confidence and courage to show up for themselves and their partners (personal or professional) authentically. I will provide you with the tools you need to build the skills that will help you thrive, no matter if we work together 1:1, 2:1, or 3:1.