LICENSED MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPIST
I enjoy working with diverse clients, of all ages, races, ethnicities, faiths, gender identities, and sexual orientations. Throughout my career, I have helped to guide individuals on personal growth issues: young adults embarking on independent living; people experiencing major life changes or losses; individuals coping with stress, anxiety, or depression; and those struggling with relationship issues, low self esteem, or other life challenges. Working with children and teens comes naturally to me, as I have a deep appreciation for the joys and challenges particular to each age group.
I have been engaged in the field of psychology for a large part of my life, and even back in middle school, I volunteered as a “Peer mediator” at school, where I was trained to assist peers in resolving their issues while reducing fights in the school. As an undergraduate at California State University, Northridge, I worked as an assistant counselor at a Residential Facility for women with Substance Use Disorders. In this facility, there were mothers with children under 5 years of age and I was given the opportunity to create activities for mothers with children and teaching mothers to interact with their children.
I had the opportunity to work at a few different community mental health centers and residential treatment centers while completing my Master of Science in Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy and then achieving my Marriage and Family Therapist license. I have extensive experience working with at risk youth and I have been able to work in crisis centers with diverse ages and cultures.
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