About Me

‚ÄčLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California LMFT#101037 and Florida TLHL#TPMF1107.

We all face many challenges at various stages of our lives. My passion for counseling was ignited when I started my own therapy and experienced firsthand the positive impact it had on me. I have since dedicated myself to learning more and helping others by developing programs in the community to raise awareness about mental health with a focus on prevention and stigma reduction. I have over 20 years of counseling experience in various settings which includes mental health organizations, schools, and group homes. I received my B.A. in Psychology and my M.A. in Counseling Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Sacramento with honors.

Expertise and Professional Training:

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Positive and Conscious Parenting
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) evidence-based, conjoint child and parent/caregiver psychotherapy model for children and adolescents who are experiencing clinically significant emotional and behavioral difficulties related to traumatic life events.
  • Co-Parenting Mediation
  • Family Mediation and Conflict Resolution
  • Restorative Justice Practices

Seminars/Workshops/Training Presented in Various Settings (Conferences, Schools, Universities, Mental Health and Community Non-Profit Organizations):

  • Positive Parenting for Children and Teen
  • Positive Behavior Management
  • Couples Communication
  • Effective Family Communication
  • Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • SWANA (South West Asian North African) Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health
  • Delivering Culturally Sensitive Mental Health Services
  • Multi-Cultural Counseling
  • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Positive Behavior and Intervention Support In Schools
  • More