I have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in practice since 1997. I specialize in systems in crisis whether that is a marriage, family, an adolescent, or individual. I accept all clients ages 10 and up. Clients chose me if they are looking for someone practical, down to earth, and focused on a collaborative effort towards healing and change. I work both in session and out of session through guided assignments and practical exercises to not just understand the problem, but also change the lifestyle that leads to the issues reoccurring.
With over 18 years experience in both adolescent residential treatment and private practice settings, I can accurately assess, diagnose, treat, and refer a wide range of issues. I am motivated by a belief that we as humans can change and persevere through challenging times and adapt an overcome obstacles that are placed in our way. The most important aspect of a therapist-client relationship is a working connection and trust that create openness to work through difficult issues in a safe and effective environment. This is why I consider myself a critical guide that walks along side my clients; never in front to lead, never behind to follow, but always along side to encourage, guide, and support through change.