Bottom line, I am a helper, healer and educator – a scholar-practitioner – who sees healthy relationships and connections to other people as the keys to virtually every other area of life. From birth onward, the quality of our relationships forms the foundation of our personality and may be the single biggest impact on our physical and mental health, our ability to learn and grow, and our happiness and success in life.
That’s why my passion is helping people create and maintain close, intimate relationships that don’t just survive, but THRIVE – so that everyone in them can thrive as well.
I do this as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) working with individuals, couples, families, and groups; and as a college instructor both at my alma mater, John F. Kennedy University teaching future MFTs in their Master’s degree program, and at Evergreen Valley College, teaching classes in Psychology, personal growth, marriage and family, and human sexuality to community college students. Not only is it a privilege to be able to share important ideas and information with new students every quarter, my teaching work helps me stay abreast of current research and developments within the field, ensuring that my work with clients is always informed by current best practices.