English and Spanish
Weekdays, 9am-5pm, some evenings by appointment
I believe that individuals, couples, and families have the inner resources to enhance their emotional, mental, and behavioral well being, but often get stuck in unproductive stories and/or cycles or patterns of behavior. My task, therefore, is to help them discover their resources and to identify and develop alternative stories or patterns of behavior. I employ an integrated family therapy approach based in theory and research. In couples therapy, I employ Gottman Method Couples Therapy. In family therapy, my approach includes elements of systemic, structural, and contextual family therapies, as well as narrative and solution-focused approaches. I am a Certified Gottman Therapist, Couples Workshop Leader, and Clinical Trainer. I am also a Group Triple P - Positive Parenting Program and Real Colors Facilitator and was an ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) Trainer. Prior to entering into private practice, I had over 12 years of experience in community mental health and substance abuse treatment.
Couples in recovery from addiction, situational domestic violence, children of substance abusers