Welcome to my practice. Do you feel overwhelmed by feelings of worry, anxiety, sadness or hopelessness? Have you or your child experienced a trauma that continues affecting your mood, relationships and daily functioning? Are you struggling with recent change or parenting concerns? I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with nearly 10 years of clinical experience helping clients heal, gain new perspective and transform their lives by reaching their mental health goals. I serve individual adults and kids 10 years and older.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I provide therapy for adults, adolescents, young children, at-risk youth, and families. My experience includes diagnosis, risk assessments and crisis counseling. I also have treated major depression, schizophrenia, bi-polar, anxiety, panic attacks, self-harm, trauma, dual diagnoses, and substance abuse. I have experience facilitating anger management, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), substance abuse and process groups. The approaches that I utilize are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I also provide therapy in the Lak
Hi there! Little about me: I am an LMFT in South Lake Tahoe for several years now and I love my community. I enjoy working with diverse clients and have worked with anxiety, depression, complex-trauma, family of origin issues, substance use issues, grief and loss, interpersonal conflict, and career/life transitions. I have extensive experience working with adolescents and adults especially those who have co-occurring disorders (mental health and substance use disorders). I am licensed in Nevada and California.
Are you looking to improve the quality of your life? Do you need help with moving forward toward your goals? Maybe you have a teen or young adult who neeeds help navigating the pitfalls of adolescence. I have over 20 years of experience with youth. My work has included working in schools for at-risk youth, drug treatment centers, group homes, and juvenile hall facilities. Whether you or someone you love need assitance resolving deep-seated issues or are needing help getting out of a rut, I can help.
Tahoe Youth & Family Services has been serving the local community since 1971. While we offer a wide variety of therapeutic approaches and services, some of the most common issues addressed are anxiety, depression, substance use, trauma, and interpersonal issues among youth, parents, couples, and within family systems. At TYFS we understand the community we are providing services to, and do so in a safe and confidential environment. Our clinicians provide a very organic and solution focused approach for a wide variety of concerns.
I am an art therapist and LMFT. I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents who have learning disorders, issues around early attachment, depression, anxiety, pervasive development disorders, and behavioral problems. I also work with adults in individual, co-parenting and family therapy. I can support clients through crisis and life changes. I am familiar with 12 step recovery and can provided effective treatment for dually diagnosed clients.
Everything is more difficult when our relationships are strained, when we feel unsettled, or when life presents overwhelming circumstances. If you want to feel heard, supported, and understood, I am here to be a grounding force. I will support you through whatever is weighing you down, or holding you back from living your best life. Whether you wish to heal from experiences or trauma in the past, or need support with something you're facing in the here-and-now, you deserve kindness, compassion, understanding and empathy.
If you are interested in developing or strengthening stress management skills, consistent self-care practices, as well as a confident sense-of-self in order to achieve abundant wellness, then Nurture Your Nature Counseling might be a helpful resource for you. I welcome adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma, as well as identify with having depression, anxiety, and stress-related limits to their cognitive and behavioral functioning.
I have extensive experience working with Military families. I have worked with Military and Veterans on assignments on the Military base. I have also worked with foster children in foster homes and have worked in correctional facilities. I took extensive training to help couples stay together when one feels like leaving. There is great success in couples staying together after having counseling with my expertise. My education and professional background in both the mind and the body gives me an unique and effective approach to counseling.
I strongly believe in the mind-body connection. Without an activated, engaged body, our perceptions of self and other may become stagnant, negative, or distorted. I am offering walk-and-talk and other outdoor experimental methods, ( rock climbing, hiking, forest baths ), to assist in breaking through maladaptive patterns of behavior that no longer serve you. In addition to my therapeutic practice for 10 years, I have been an avid rock climber-paraglider, and have used movement as part of my practice. However, if a traditional office visit or telehealth is how you would like to do your work, then your self knowing of what works.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCSW, AMFT, ASW
Are you ready to feel better? Then you are in the right place. We are a private practice composed of 6 therapists who provide high quality in-person and online individual, couples, and family therapy. Our mission is to bring our clients a sense of peace and balance by providing quality, evidence-based counseling practices to educate, support, and heal individuals, families and the community. We work with clients who would like to improve their overall life satisfaction, mood, anxiety management, relationships, process trauma, want to live a happier and more fulfilling life, and more.
I work great with adult individuals who are ready to improve the quality of their life through identifying, removing, and replacing the mental and behavioral habits that get in the way of their success. I specialize in working with couples who are you ready to put in the work to repair, rebuild, and strengthen their relationships. I am a Level 3 Gottman Couples Therapy-trained therapist. Using such an evidence-based therapy practice allows me to provide quality and highly effective therapy. Results come from a combination of our collaborative work together in sessions and the work you do in between.
Do you feel trapped in a fog? Living but feeling unfulfilled, held back by things in your life that are out of your control? As a therapist I believe that you already have the answers you seek within. My role as your therapist will be to hold the lantern to guide you through the darkness and help you find your way to the answers you seek.
- 20 years of experience in all areas of counseling. - Clinical Director Substance Abuse - Directed County Mental Health Teams , including Crisis and Children's Mental Health - Adjunct faculty at two Universities totaling 14 years - Juvenile Justice experience I enjoy working with adolescents and adults as they sort through the challenges of life. I make every attempt to help develop change for a healthy lifestyles. I am skilled in CBT, DBT, and Solution Focused treatments.
Let's face it, times have been tough the last couple years. Even if you're the most resilient person in the world, you've been affected. Everyone has. As a result of the recent hardships, many now feel stuck in a less-than-healthy state. Whether you're grieving, ruminating on trauma, burnt out, or trapped in worries, there's help! While I find that people already have all they need to succeed, sometimes it takes creativity to find the path forward. That's where I come in. You'll define what success is, and we'll plan the next best steps to get there. Together, we’ll work towards promoting a life that lets your true colors shine!
Do you feel distracted or overwhelmed by worry? Do you find yourself re-experiencing or ruminating on distressing experiences? Do you want to move beyond anxiety and trauma? I am here to support you. I feel privileged to help individuals striving to be the best version of themselves while navigating life's challenges. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an EMDR Therapist, I am most passionate about helping people find relief and transformation from anxiety and trauma.
Does life feel overwhelming for you sometimes? Are you looking for ways to integrate more presence throughout your day? Do you wish to experience increased satisfaction in your relationships with yourself and with others? Would you like to cultivate a relationship with yourself that accepts you just as you are and feels nourishing and nurturing? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, I may be a good fit for you, as a warm and genuine witness on your journey, supporting you in your goals for a more fulfilling life. I am licensed in both CA and NV.
If you are a struggling parent, a teen, or senior I am available to help in a caring and professional manner. Being alive today often means we struggle with motivation, organization, and staying on task. We once found comfort in our family or faith, but now we wonder who we can trust, and what our purpose is here in this confusing world. Although many of us have more things than any previous generation, we nevertheless battle depression, anxiety, and aches and pains that cannot be explained. This is an auspicious time for us to grow and transcend the challenges that hold us back.
Relief from PTSD, Acute Stress, a distressing event, or something you just can't seem to "shake off". Do you feel that no one understand what you are going through? Do you feel like a "prisoner" in your own life- not able to live the life you want because of the aftereffects of something you experienced that just won't go away? I have experience assisting people like you to feel better, to be able to live the life that you want to live and find freedom from the emotional pain.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in South Lake Tahoe are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in South Lake Tahoe then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in South Lake Tahoe, or Child Psychologists in South Lake Tahoe.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like South Lake Tahoe psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in South Lake Tahoe specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.