About Me and My Practice
I have been a licensed therapist since 2005. For several years I worked with different school districts, helping children with ADHD, social issues, learning disabilities, anxiety, and depression through both counseling and the IEP process. In 2008 I opened my private practice. I have been with Creekside Counseling Associates since then, and I have been grateful to be a part of this excellent group of therapists. While most of my work has focused on children, I find great satisfaction in helping adults through times of anxiety or depression, and I enjoy working with teenagers and helping them find their way into adulthood. I am also trained in the Prepare/Enrich program, which I use in a set of sessions for premarital couples. I enjoy being able to use shared Christian beliefs in counseling. I also respect that many clients have other beliefs, and I only use techniques that you as the client are willing to consider.
I believe anyone can benefit from therapy. Seeing a therapist means you are willing to ask for help in dealing with the overwhelming circumstances that sometimes come your way. We all face times of anxiety and depression, and a little professional guidance can help us not just survive these times, but come through them with a better understanding of others and of ourselves. I particularly believe that giving this healing space to children is beneficial; treating issues early can minimize potential problems in the future. I believe everyone deserves to have their experiences and emotions treated with respect and empathy.
|Mondays||9 a.m. – 6 p.m.|
|Tuesdays||9 a.m. – 6 p.m.|
|Wednesdays||12 p.m. – 6 p.m.|
|Thursdays||9 a.m. – 6 p.m.|
Insurance and Fees
My fee is $135 for a 45 minute session, $165 for a 55 minute session. I work with Victims of Crime, MHN, MHN’s EAP program, and am willing to work with your insurance whenever possible, including PPOs.
Forms (pdf files)
Education and Certifications
- Certified in the Prepare/Enrich program since 2009
- License Marriage and Family Therapist since 2005
- MS Psychology 2001: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
- BS Psychology 1998: Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
- CAMFT (California Marriage Family Therapists)
By Phone: (916) 823-3686
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
8841 Williamson Drive, Suite 80
Elk Grove, CA 95624