About Me and My Practice

I began my work as a therapist in intensive residential and day treatment school settings working with children/adolescents and their families. I have been working with individuals (adolescents through seniors) and couples in private practice since 1999. I enjoy the privilege of supporting people as they work through challenging seasons of life, developing new coping strategies and insights together. I practice Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with couples in private practice and co-facilitate EFT quarterly, intensive couples workshops called Hold Me Tight based on Sue Johnson’s book and curriculum of the same title. (For current Hold Me Tight Workshops check the “Upcoming Events” drop down on the main menu). I have been delighted to see the impact the EFT approach has made to healing relationships. I also have enjoyed working with seniors as they face medical, social, financial and spiritual stressors.

Specialty Areas

My specialties include depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, emotionally focused marriage counseling, workplace stress, grief counseling, elder issues, parenting and co-parenting, women’s issues, life transitions, spiritual issues. I work with individuals (adolescents through seniors), couples and families.


Mondays 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesdays  9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursdays  9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fridays  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Insurance and Fees

Medical Insurance and Employee Assistance Program, EAP:

I accept a number of insurances including Medicare, Tricare West, Managed Health Net (MHN), Healthnet Senior Plus, Victim Witness and Concern EAP and MHN EAP.

Forms (pdf forms)

Intake Form

Policies Agreement

Education and Professional Affiliations

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 1999
  • Member of National Association of Social Work
  • Member of ICEEFT
  • Creekside Associate
  • Master of Social Work, 1992 California State University of Sacramento
  • Bachelor of Social Work, 1985 California State University of Sacramento
  • Additional Training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Prepare and Enrich certified (premarital and marital enrichment)


Contact Me

By Phone:      (916) 685-5258 ext. 19

By Email:

My Location:

South Office, Creekside Counseling Associates
8861 Williamson Drive, Suite 40
Elk Grove, CA 95624