Marriage Counseling and Individual Therapy (858-229-7188 or [email protected])
I believe the institution of marriage is the most fundamental human relationship in which we find meaning, fulfillment and love. It is also the cornerstone of family life...raising and educating future generations as an attempt to leave this planet better off than when we received custody of it.
Such an important relationship requires work and effort to keep and realize the passion, hopes and dreams we all start with. Life’s worries, pressures and temptations make this a formidable task.
The challenges we all face...especially in marriage can, for the most part, be overcome and the love, passion and friendship with our spouse can be restored. We all need some help as we endure life. The good news is that with love, commitment and work we can restore our friendship and our love for each other.
As a licensed clinical psychologist, in practice for more than 20 years in La Jolla, New York City , the mountain community of Big Bear Lake and now in Murrieta, CA. I have focused on marriage and family counseling. I embrace a combination of the Gottman approach and the Gospel approach in helping couples regain and re-energize the love that united them in the first place.
I am also trained in EMDR, a treatment for trauma and have utilized this in my work with clients for nearly 20 years.
· Struggling with your relationship
· Need a tune up to restore the romance in your relationship
· Suffering from past trauma that is having a negative effect on your relationship
Then you are at the right place.
Today you are one step closer to a new beginning. If your relationship needs improvement or you're dealing with some difficult life challenges I am dedicated to helping people experience healing and achieve lasting change through compassionate couples therapy or individualized treatment. I have nearly 20 years of experience helping people on their journey to feeling empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being.
As a Christian Psychologist, I am devoted to those who are struggling in their marriage or on the brink of divorce. I have walked with many couples who are struggling and I have seen God work in their lives to provide peace, healing and restoration. I am trained to use the renowned research based Gottman Method (www.gottman.com) for treating couples and am a Gottman Leader providing workshops and education for couples at retreats, churches or other venues.
My research, dissertation and personal experience with Step-families makes it also my specialty. I am a mom and stepmom to 7 children.
All of us need help in life. I have deep respect for those who choose to reach out for help and it is my privilege to walk alongside you as you need. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complimentary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
If you're looking for extra support and guidance in your relationship, or you are going through a challenging situation, or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.