As a therapist and coach I'm pulling from many different parts of me. Yes, I went to school and I have the credentials and license to allow me to do what I love. I can go into the details regarding my clinical skills, although I would rather speak about who I’m a good fit for and what my approach is like.
I work well with people who appreciate and are drawn toward a more non traditional and non conventional approach. I’m a great fit for the client who would define themselves as an “outside the box” type thinker who appreciates a creative, intuitive and non clinical approach. I choose to see my job as more of an artistic one rather than a clinical one.
I’ve put a lot of time and thought into honoring what kind of therapist and coach I’m meant to be. It’s taken time to shed the ideals of “how I was taught to be” and “how I thought I was supposed to be” as a professional, especially because I got into this career path right out of college.
Presently, I can confidently say that my practice is solidly based around how I feel to be most helpful to my clients, rather than how I was taught to be through my education. Through the years, I've sifted through the information that I have acquired and I've held strong to what feels most effective, which has created my approach.
My job, as I see it, is to point out your unique perspectives and "stories" that are dictating the choices that you make in your life. We all operate based on our belief systems, which then dictates our thoughts and actions and, ultimately, creates the results and reality of our lives. In order for us to change habits that are not working, it’s important to gain awareness around what we're telling ourselves. This is a mini run down on how change can happen and evolve for you.
I see the process of growth and change as an opportunity to learn about yourself, others and the experience of life. I believe that any sort of coaching or therapy has the potential to be a rich and "game changing" process for you. With that said, my role during our sessions is to point things out that, at times, can be difficult to hear. It's also my job to point out when you're not giving yourself due credit and are acting as your own worst critic.
Simply put, I act as a sounding board. You're coming to me to get raw and unedited feedback. My job is to deliver you this feedback in a gentle, yet tactful way so you can break through personal barriers and gain what you desire.
Reasons Why Clients Come to Me:
- Life transition issues
- Relationship issues
- Personal Growth
- Desire to gain higher self insight & awareness
- Desire to connect to your truth
- Stress & Anxiety Management
- Depression Management
- Self esteem issues
- Creativity blocks
- Consulting/Guidance for New Coaches
- Honing/creating your vision
- Finding Life Balance
- Strengthening the MIND BODY SOUL Connection
- M.A., Clinical Psychology, Antioch University, Los Angeles, 2004
- B.A., Human Development, University California San Diego, 2001