Areas of Expertise
We are all spiritual beings having a human experience. Therefore, I help clients 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 tailor my approach based on individual spiritual differences, honoring each person's unique beliefs and meeting them where they are on their journey.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Our thoughts and beliefs create our feelings and our experiences. Most people have subconscious beliefs learned in childhood that are negative, unrealistic and sabotaging. These negative beliefs are control every action, creating unfulfilling life experiences. I help others become aware of these beliefs, challenge the evidence for them, change them to more positive beliefs, which automatically leads to more successful based actions, creating a fulfilling, amazing life!
Adult Child Issues/Inner Child Integration
Adult Child issues range from feeling depressed to constantly criticizing the self to experiencing feelings such as 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, they are causing many problems now as adults. I teach how to integrate the inner child effectively in order to live free, empowered in the present, and not victim to past negative fear-based reactions.
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, empathetic, calming, peaceful presence that helps people feel immediately at ease. Each therapeutic relationship is unique, meaningful and heartfelt.
I enjoy working with clients who are highly motivated and ready to challenge themselves to stretch and grow. They are 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. Lastly, amidst the seriousness and professionalism, there is an element of fun, laughter, lightheartedness and enjoyment incorporated into all my sessions.
I hold a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Phillips Graduate Institute in Encino, California and 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 and providing education to and guidance 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 develop and utilize the tools necessary for creating an 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, via telephone and internet.
My fee is $175 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.