Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LAADC) in the State of California. I practice patient centered care with a focus on recognizing the hopes and dreams of each individual seeking help in their life. My intention for each of my patients is about guiding people away from the traps of shame and fear to a new freedom of acceptance and love of self as they regain a sense of authenticity in today’s world.
Over the past 25 years I have dedicated my professional life to helping people regain a sense of balance and wellness in their life. My private practice specializes in serving the needs of individuals seeking relief from disruptive anxiety and depression. My professional experience includes extensive rewarding work in the mental health field with a focus on the needs of individuals with a history of mental health and addiction issues. I have worked in the for-profit and non-profit sector of the behavioral healthcare industry and understand the needs of individuals seeking relief from the problems that have disrupted their lives.
I have an extensive background both in inpatient and outpatient settings treating a wide spectrum of mental health and addiction issues. If you are part of our LGBTQ community, an older adult challenged by adjustment, a professional seeking discreet and confidential service, then my private practice is for you. My goal is to address each of your needs with compassion, care and the expertise that my extensive background brings to the therapeutic process. I am committed to providing a place of safety, healing and opportunity. My office is conveniently located in downtown Palm Springs with free parking and accessible access if needed. Palm Springs is a destination city known for the beautiful winter weather, majestic views of the mountains and many opportunities for ‘snowbirds’ who seek out the desert to escape the winter months. I also offer short-term services for visitors who need brief solution focused therapy to enhance the quality of their stay in the desert.
Counseling is a journey of self-discovery. Through counseling, the therapist and client work together to explore the client's inner world. The goal is to increase self awareness and facilitate change in the client's life.
My approach to therapy with you is a collaborative exploration of the discovery of maladaptive patterns relating to self, significant others, family, and others. I am a client-centered therapist and will work with you to experience a more meaningful life with an increase in positive feelings and balanced living.