I became a counselor because I believe that each of has the ability to grow and change. I know that sometimes growth is difficult and painful, but a little help can make the journey easier. I have training in several techniques and combine them to tailor your treatment for you. Some problems require lengthy treatment, but many issues treated in therapy require relatively brief intervention with periodic checking after goals are met. My goal is to help you feel better as soon as possible—with some relief possible after the first session.
I focus on issues relevant to many women, men, and couples, such as anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, past abuse, and life transitions. I help children and adolescents ages 10 and up with many of the common challenges they face as well—behavioral issues, social conflict, mood disorders, and just growing up. I believe in the importance of connection and family, which is why I have chosen to work with couples, receiving special training in infidelity and affairs.
When I am not working, you can usually find me with my family. I have been married for 19 years and have four children, ages 11-18. I love the rich culture that we have in Arizona, and would not choose anywhere else to live.