My Approach

I'm so glad you're here and thinking about seeking help. Deciding that you're ready to change and developing a good relationship with a therapist you feel comfortable with are the first steps toward taking charge of your life and feeling better.

I’m a Fair Oaks psychologist and certified EFT therapist who loves helping people heal old wounds, learn new skills, and grow into happier, healthier human beings. I feel privileged to be a part of my clients’ journeys as they let go of old patterns and develop new ways of seeing themselves and the world around them. I'm committed to creating a warm, compassionate, and open environment for you to heal, learn, and grow. When things get tough, I'll be here to offer you the hope, enthusiasm, and humor you need to keep going and the guidance and feedback you need to stay on track with your goals and achieve real, lasting change.

My Services

My passion as a therapist is helping people develop happy, close relationships with their partners, family, and friends. I especially enjoy helping couples — gay and straight, married and unmarried — recover from the distress of chronic disconnection and helping them build the warm, secure bonds they long for. I also love helping people on their personal journeys of growth and healing, including helping men and women heal and move forward from traumatic or abusive experiences in their past. Some of the issues I can help you with include...

  • Repairing your relationships and building deeper, more connected bonds
  • Recovering from depression, anxiety, and grief
  • Learning stress management, communication, and assertiveness skills
  • Learning how to identify and connect with your feelings
  • Healing from painful or traumatic personal experiences
  • Exploring who you are and what you want from life

About Me

I’m a licensed psychologist with a master’s degree and a doctorate in clinical psychology, and I've been providing therapy to men, women, and couples since 2005. I have a special passion for relationship work, and I'm a Certified EFT Therapist. I'm a member of
The International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT), The Greater Sacramento-Davis Center for EFT, The Northern California Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy (NCCEFT), and The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT). When I’m not working with clients, I love hanging out with my family and friends, hitting the trails with my dog, growing fruits and veggies, and playing piano and guitar. If you have questions about therapy or how I can help, please call or text me at 916.276.7709.