My experiences working in the mental health field include over 10 years of professional counseling services.
I spent over 5 years providing counseling to young adult and adult patients receiving services from the County of Orange outpatient mental health clinic. I treated individuals diagnosed with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. I have also spent over 2 years counseling adolescents and young adults at the Vanguard University Counseling Center. My work with children includes providing individual and group therapy for students in the Ocean View School District of Huntington Beach. I am currently treating individuals in my private practice located in Newport Beach.
My graduate education includes a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Vanguard University of Southern California. I also have a Master’s in Organizational Behavior, with an emphasis on research methodology from Claremont Graduate University. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I have completed all of the State Requirements for Licensure, which includes three thousand hours of counseling experience and two state board examinations.
In addition to completing the requirements for State Licensure, I have also been trained to treat trauma utilizing the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) by the EMDR Institute. I also have training/certification in the Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) which emphasizes mind, body connection and breathing techniques for anxiety.
I am currently a member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), The California Association for Play Therapy (APT), The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and the Association for Psychological Science (APT).
In addition to my private practice, I teach Graduate Psychology Courses at Vanguard University of Southern California.
I welcome the opportunity to speak with you further about your current need and how we can work together going forward. Please don’t hesitate to email or call me.
B.A. Political Science, Chapman University
M.A. Organizational Behavior, Claremont Graduate University
M.S. Clinical Psychology, Vanguard University of Southern California
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, CA. Lic. LMFT 91085