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)
Child and Adolescent Data Form
Notice of Privacy Practices brochure
Parental Permission document
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