For 19 years, I have worked as a full-time professor of marriage and family therapy at Chapman University. I love training students how to be therapists -- but I love working with my own clients even more. I specialize in helping people who have experienced trauma, loss, anxiety, depression, difficult relationships, & stressful life-transitions. I also specialize in helping couples increase their relationship satisfaction, emotional connection, and recovery from infidelity.
My goal is to increase your capacity to tolerate difficult emotions and find peace, harmony, and increased quality of life. I use emotion-focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and cognitive-behavior therapy to help you transform emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. I also integrate mindfulness meditation as a compliment to my primary models.
The best therapy happens when there is a good relationship between the therapist and client, and I believe this is one of my greatest strengths. If you look at the photos below, it will give you a good idea of who I am and what type of therapy I do.
- Cost per Session: $150
Pay By: Cash, Check, Paypal, Venmo
Accepted Insurance Plans
- Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.
- Years in Practice: 23 Years
- License: California / MFC42157
- School: Brigham Young University & Virginia Tech
- Year Graduated: 2003
- Relationship Issues
- Trauma and PTSD
- Life Transitions
- Marital and Premarital
Faith: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Types of Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
- Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
- Emotionally Focused
- Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)