|About||San Luis Obispo based therapist providing talk therapy to people in need of emotional support and processing. Call 805-242-6788 for a free consultation.|
Hello and Welcome!
Let me join you on your journey of feeling and healing. Healing is a process, an ongoing discovery; I am here to help you in that process to uncover hope, find harmony and move towards healing. I'll support you in taking a look at the various systems that affect your overall well-being and work with you to find balance in those systems. Since earning my BA in Psychology and my Master of Social Work degree, I have worked passionately with individuals, couples, families, adults, teens and children to learn positive ways to cope with life and the many stressors it can bring.
Early in my career I provided support to college aged adults as well as faculty and staff at UC Davis. There I assisted these individuals in learning and practicing coping skills to manage the demands of the academic community. I then went on to serve at-risk youth and their families in the foster care, mental health, juvenile justice and elementary, junior high and high school settings. Through those experiences, I gained an appreciation for the challenges that young people and their families face in their everyday lives. As a hospice social worker, bereavement program coordinator and grief counselor, I am very familiar with grief and loss; not only the loss of a loved one but the loss of a dream. Whether it be that dream job, that dream family, that dream partner, or that dream life; feeling grief over lost dreams is an inevitable part of the human experience.
Life and loss go hand in hand and can be very painful to navigate. Because of this, many of us mask this pain, avoiding it at all costs or coping in negative or perhaps destructive ways. Together, we can explore those painful feelings and identify positive ways to help you cope with them. If you are ready to take that first step towards hope, harmony and healing, please contact me for a free 20 minute phone consultation.
If you are an ASW or MFTI in need of clinical supervision, I also provide that service i