Areas of Expertise
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a process that helps people change by constructing solutions rather than dwelling on problems. This type of therapy tends to be shorter-term compared to traditional psychotherapy. The SFBT therapist helps the client identify elements of the desired solution, which are usually already present in the client’s life. The client learns to build on these elements, which form the basis for ongoing change. Rather than searching for the causes of the problem, the focus is on defining the changes and making them a reality. The two key therapeutic issues are: (1) how the client wants his or her life to be different, and (2) what it will take to make it happen.
Creating a detailed picture of what it will be like when life is better creates a feeling of hope, and this makes the solution seem possible. The therapist helps the client focus on the future and how it will be better when things change. It is important to develop a set of specific, detailed desired outcomes. These are what drive the therapy process and keep it focused and efficient.
We are all spiritual beings having a human experience. Therefore, I help clients through my blog posts, who would like to discover and incorporate spiritual/Christian principles into their lives and live a life based on the life purpose they were created for. I'm passionate about helping clients find spiritual and bible-based solutions to everyday problems.
Adult Child Issues/Inner Child Integration
Adult Child issues range from feeling depressed to criticizing the self to feeling anger or anxiety that are out of proportion to today's problems. These reactions are based on what we learned growing up in order to survive in our dysfunctional/alcoholic families, and although they served us as children in an unhealthy system, they tend to cause many problems now as adults. It has been proven that 95% of our lives are controlled by the subconscious mind. Therefore, it's imperative to reprogram the subconscious in order to live fully in the moment. I teach how to reparent and integrate the inner child effectively in order to live free, empowered in the present, and not fall victim to past negative fear-based reactions through my blog posts.
Having overcome many challenges in my own life, I've been blessed with a rich combination of knowledge, education, wisdom, skills and spirituality, that I utilize in every aspect of my work. As a result, I also possess a genuine and empathetic presence that helps people feel immediately at ease. Each therapeutic relationship is unique, meaningful and heartfelt.
I only work with clients who are highly motivated, ready to challenge themselves to stretch and grow and open to explore new areas of personal and professional growth. I am direct, yet gentle in my approach and draw upon my spirituality and intuition to guide the sessions, as well as utilize focused questions that help the client empower themselves to find their own answers.
I possess a current California License in Marriage and Family Therapy and hold a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Phillips Graduate Institute in Encino, California. My Master’s Thesis was "Incorporating Spirituality into Therapy." I studied Life Coaching at the accredited school of The Institute for Life Coaching and have been continuously researching topics such as mental health, success, happiness, life purpose, fulfillment and spirituality for over 25 years.
I look forward to supporting you to empower yourself to look within, trust your intuition, and become aware of your values, life purpose and spiritual path. Learn to stop allowing the past to control and drain your energy in order to be free in the present and as a result, enjoy the precious life you have been blessed with. I am fully committed to supporting you to create a miracle-filled, extraordinarily, fulfilling life you only dreamed was possible.
I have varied clinical experience working with individuals, couples and groups. Based in Ventura, CA, I provide psychotherapy, life coaching services and workshops to individuals and groups locally and worldwide, in person, video, and telephone.
My fee is $225 for a 50-minute session. I have therapy/coaching packages available. I reserve two reduced fee appointment slots and are based on financial need. Please inquire for more info.