I became interested in the field of psychology at a very early age—I was the only 10 year old I knew with a subscription to “Psychology Today” magazine. I was especially fascinated by social psychology since it involved relationships and how people interact. So naturally I pursued this career right at the start of college, right? Well, not quite…like many people do who have multiple paths before them, I took the other fork in the road. I attended CSU, Sacramento and majored in business administration with a minor in English. That led to several previous careers including banking, health insurance, technical writing, and owning my own ecommerce business. While I enjoyed success in these fields, I never felt inwardly fulfilled.
Like some of you may have experienced, a mid-life mini-crisis propelled me into going back to school. I kept picturing myself on my death bed and feeling complete disappointment and regret that I never pursued my love of psychology. What if I never took the opportunity to share what I believed were my greatest gifts of sensitivity, compassion, and open-mindedness in a professional way that could help others? This image literally launched me forward in completing my master’s in psychology with a specialization in marriage and family therapy.
I chose Saybrook University for its reputation as a school of the humanistic psychology that mirrored my own feelings on how people deserve to be treated—as unique individuals who all have the capacity to grow and change in ways that maximize their potential.
Whether as a therapist, or a mom to two children, I always come back to helping people figure out how to balance personal goals with the wants and needs of others who are also making demands of your time and energy.
It’s my mission to help you discover your true potential—whatever that that may be—so that nothing seems outside your reach. Being true to yourself will open the door to increased opportunities and happiness in your life.
My work now is all about helping to change perspectives, realize you have the skills necessary, and trust that you do know what’s right for you. Sometimes we all just need a person who can help guide inner desires into an action plan.
As your helper at this time, I make the following commitments to you:
- I’ll listen without judgment
- I’ll teach new skills in listening to your wiser inner voice
- I’ll give you new perspectives to consider
- I’ll help you learn to feel your feelings and clear your thoughts
- I’ll support, encourage, and applaud your changes
- I’ll gently but directly tell you the truth as I see it
M.A. in Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy specialization
Saybrook University, San Francisco, CA
B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing concentration, English minor
California State University, Sacramento
In addition to private practice, I am also a part-time counselor at Sierra College.
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, local and state chapters
Your journey on a path to a happier you could start today!
Call me at (916) 622-3996 for a free, no-obligation 15 minute phone consultation.