I am a Marriage and Family Therapist MFC#49888 offering counseling services in Campbell, California. I am licensed by the California Board of Behavioral Science. I completed my Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology through John F. Kennedy University.
I grew up in the Midwest, attended the University of Iowa and received a degree in Business Administration. After working for 10 years, getting married and having children, my family moved to California. We fell in love with this area of the country and the welcoming community members who soon became our support system!
My passion for counseling began when I started teaching social skills groups for children. As the children learned how to notice body language, read facial expressions and practiced listening skills, their self-confidence grew. With their increase in confidence , they just had more fun with their friends! I was inspired to help children learn how to connect with their peers and enjoy a positive social experience in school.
My training as a therapist included counseling children at elementary, middle and high schools. I became familiar with the Santa Clara County Family Court working as a Mediator, assisting parents in establishing parenting plans. I supported a diverse population of children and adults within the community through my employment at Almaden Valley Counseling Service. My experience as a volunteer on the Santa Clara County Suicide and Crisis Hot-line taught me patience, compassion and the ability to respond to people in crisis.
I continue to pursue advanced training and education in various areas of interest, particularly in parenting, mindfulness based stress reduction and CBT through the TEAM method taught by David Burs, MD.
Currently I provide counseling services for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families through my private practice office. I enjoy offering parenting classes to provide support for the hard job of parenting.
The professional organizations I am an active member of include:
- California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists CAMFT
- Santa Clara Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists SCCAMFT