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 choose to go into the details regarding my clinical skills, although I 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 or 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. Non clinical, meaning I see my job as more of an artistic one rather than a clinical one. I choose this to be the case. 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. I can confidently say that my practice is 100% based around how I feel to be most helpful to my clients, not on how I think I should be because I’m a therapist or coach.
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 fun and interesting. I believe that any sort of coaching or therapy has the potential to be an enjoyable and rich process for you and your life. 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 are not giving yourself due credit and are being your own worst critic. I act as a sounding board. You are 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 walls in your own life that are blocking you from what you want.
I can be direct, yet caring. I can bring things to light, yet I will do so in a gentle way with the best of intentions. I’m a huge advocate for balance and honor this concept with the way I approach my clients. My number one goal is for you to gain what you need through our sessions together in order for you to be your best self.
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
- M.A., Clinical Psychology, Antioch University, Los Angeles, 2004
- B.A., Human Development, University California San Diego, 2001