“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
I am an experienced, professional counselor and I am licensed to provide counseling by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. I hold a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling, and I am also a National Certified Counselor.
I have lived in three different countries and I have travelled extensively. I love nature, hiking, waterfalls, people, food and different cultures. This makes me uniquely qualified to offer you a non-judgmental environment in which you will be listened to and respected. I have always enjoyed listening to and learning from others and believe that each person has something to offer this planet. I offer supportive feedback and encouragement and I will challenge some long-held views that may be impeding your growth. Together we will work to create the changes you desire by creating a more positive point of view.
My practice is culturally sensitive, nurturing, compassionate, honest, respectful and geared towards solving your problems collaboratively.
I believe that each individual has a unique story and point of view which colors their experience, and ability to successfully navigate life’s transitions. I specialize in helping people to uncover core issues contributing to anxiety, depression, poor self-esteem, intimate partner conflict/ divorce, codependency, anger, grief and bereavement issues. I am experienced in working with individuals struggling with trauma, substance abuse, mood disorders, and interpersonal conflict.
I believe that while the relationship we have with others adds to our happiness and sense of connectedness, the ultimate relationship we need to nurture is the one we have with ourselves. When we are able to view ourselves as worthy, as deserving, as good, as loving, and as beautiful as we view others, we are then able to attract that which we seek into our lives.
Your expectation and belief in your ability to create the life you want is at stake. You may believe in your ability to change, but lack knowledge of how or where to start.
This is where I can help. As your therapist I am committed to helping you work through feeling disconnected from your life and loved ones, being stuck in anger and fear, and feeling hopeless that you can accomplish these changes. We will work together to overcome these obstacles so you can create the life you desire.
I offer daytime as well as evening and weekend appointments so please contact me to get scheduled. I look forward to working with you!
Professional Affiliations and Specialized Training:
- American Counseling Association
- International Association of Marriage and Family Counseling
- National Board for Certified Counselors
- Trained in basic Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), to deal with specific trauma issues