Two things have impacted my life in ways that nothing else can. The first is the truth of God’s love for me and learning my identity in Him. In God’s economy, it’s all about truth.
The second thing that changed my life forever was engaging in therapy years ago with an excellent Christian therapist. I learned to see that my personal idea of truth had become warped by experiences, needs, and false beliefs. Learning to face reality was not easy at the time, but was rewarding beyond what I could have imagined.
I approach therapy with my clients from a position of guiding toward clarity of thought, developing an understanding of and tolerance for past hurts, and encouraging a path toward a healthier future. My passion is to take the scientific concepts and developments in the field of psychotherapy and integrate them with a Christian worldview to help clients discover and embrace truth.
My previous experience includes many years as a Human Resource Manager coaching employees through difficult professional and personal experiences, and years as a certified Christian peer counselor. I received my Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from California Lutheran University. Prior to completing my licensure I practiced as an intern providing counseling for victims of domestic violence, facilitating anger management groups for men, women and for teens mandated by the courts to receive such counseling, as well as working as an intern in private practice. I’ve been married for over 35 years and have two grown children.
Call me at: 805-660-7743
M.S. in Counseling Psychology from California Lutheran University
Licensed by California Board of Behavioral Sciences, #LMFT 51069
Certified "PREPARE/ENRICH" Counselor
Certified “SYMBIS” facilitator
Member of CAMFT - California Association of Marriage Family Therapists
Member of American Association of Christian Counselors
AREAS OF SPECIALTY
Therapy for Depression and Anxiety
Relationship / Marriage Issues
Work and Career issues
Women in Transition Issues