Life in this valley is rushed and sometimes complicated, and we forget to nurture ourselves before we can take care of the people around us. Whatever troubles you—a recent crisis, or a desire to make some changes to a long-standing problem—you’ve just taken the first step towards finding help and taking care of yourself.
A successful therapeutic relationship begins and sustains itself with mutual trust. My approach is collaborative and interactive and I provide a safe, non-judgemental place for you to speak, and process life events and challenges. I am a strengths-based therapist, and I believe that you have inner resources to change and grow. You are the expert on your life history; I bring new perspectives, and together we create forward momentum!
My areas of focus include the following:
- Understanding how gifted individuals perceive the world and helping them navigate barriers to success in professional or school settings
- Helping adolescents work through the tough Middle- and High School years, where academic and peer pressure can be overwhelming
- Helping couples find new and more productive ways to interact and reduce conflict
- Working with adult individuals on any aspect of their lives (e.g., anxiety, depression, family conflict, past trauma) that might be keeping them from enjoying life to the fullest
A little about me: I have an MS in Education and an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy. I spent over a decade working as an instructional designer at Apple, Sun, and other companies in Silicon Valley. I’m a parent of two young adults. Having been raised outside the US, I have some insight into the challenges people face when trying to adapt to or raise a family in a new culture. I’m an occasional freelance writer, I love tennis and I drink tea… a lot of tea!
I look forward to meeting you and working with you to find solutions that bring harmony and satisfaction into your life.