Areas of Expertise

Spiritual/Christian Counseling

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.  I tailor my approach based on individual spiritual differences to accommodate clients to the maximum effectiveness since everyone is unique and special.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Our thoughts and beliefs create our feelings and our experiences.  Most people have subconscious beliefs learned in childhood that are negative and sabotaging.  These negative beliefs are controlling our every action, creating an unfulfilling life experience.  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 yourself to experiencing feelings such as anger or anxiety that are out of proportion to today's minor 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 us 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 from past negative fear-based reactions.

My Approach

Having overcome many challenges in my own life, I've been blessed with a rich combination of knowledge, education, wisdom, skills and hope, 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 want to be challenged to stretch and grow and 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 use 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 studying topics such as mental health, success, happiness, life purpose, fulfillment and spirituality for over 20 years. 

 

I look forward to empowering and educating you to learn how to look within, trust your intuition, and become aware of your values, life purpose and spiritual path.  Learn to stop allowing your past to control you and drain your energy so you can be free in the present to enjoy the precious life you have been gifted 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 nationwide, in person, via telephone and internet.

 

Fees and Insurance

I take Beacon, Medi-Cal and Gold Coast Insurance

My fee is $125 for a 45 minute session.  

 

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