I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in California. I grew up in the Bay Area and know how busy life can be. Coming and going, trying to keep up with everyone else, and at the same time thinking you are not good enough. Feeling stressed all the time. Even though there are so many people around, you feel lonely, like you are the only one going through this situation. I am here to tell you that you are not.
I got into this field for a variety of reasons. Like everyone else, I was curious about the lives of others and I wanted to help people. Over the years my reasons have changed and I have evolved as a person. I graduated from Sonoma State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Notre Dame de Namur University. I have many years of experience having been gained in a variety of diverse settings such as a college campus, high schools, outpatient drug treatment programs, outpatient counseling clinic, and criminal justice settings. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults. I have done individual and couples therapy.
Today I can tell you that I am in this field to assist you in quieting that inner voice that continues to create the stress, anxiety, depression, self-defeating thoughts or loneliness.
I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families. I have a passion for working with individuals facing a variety of issues such as addictions (drugs, alcohol, food), abuse (physical, emotional, sexual), life transitions (divorce, career change, college) and abandonment by parent/caregiver (emotional or physical). I am also a certified anger management counselor. I also enjoy providing services for combat veterans through the Give an Hour program.
I have over 15 years of training and professional experience in this field. At the same time, I also have personal experience with many of the feelings that you are going through. I am married, mother of two, who has found inner peace and healing after years of support and self-reflection. I am here to tell you, that with the right support, you can come through on the other side. My practice is called Peaceful Thoughts Therapy for a reason. My passion in life is to help individuals like you, create inner peace one thought at a time. If you are ready to walk this journey with a therapist who knows what you are going through, please call me at (510) 250 - 3091.