Welcome to my therapy page! I have a Master's of Science Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from a COAMFTE accredited program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I also possess a B.S. in Zoology, which provides me additional knowledge about the behavioral and biological nature of stress, significant life change, developmental stages, human sexuality, and relational challenges. I provide all my clients strong ethical standards, non-judgment, and unconditional acceptance.
Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT's and sometimes also called CFT's for couple and family therapists) are trained to treat mental health, relational issues, individual problems, and family challenges due to the fact that we can accommodate multiple people in the therapy treatment modalities. We also have the viewpoint that problems are "systemic issues" involving many different arenas of a client's life intertwined. Therefore, I welcome clients in the form of partnerships/couples/intimate relationships, individuals, teenagers, and families (including parents/children, step-families, siblings, grandparents, chosen family, etc.).
My background includes being President of the Marriage and Family Therapy Honor's Society (Delta Kappa) Las Vegas Zeta chapter from December 2014-May 2016. I am an American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Member and have volunteered on a crisis hotline for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking from October 2013-January 2016. My clinical experience has been in a private practice setting in Las Vegas seeing diverse clientele as well as providing experience from working with high acuity teen mental health treatment, teaching co-parenting classes, facilitating group therapy, and treating people for substance abuse.
My focus as a therapist is providing the understanding and safety to express yourself naturally and be authentically yourself. I create an environment that is conversational and supportive in nature. My style is open-minded, non-judgmental, and I place much of my effort building a bond with with my clients. With couples, I make sure everyone is heard and create a safe space to communicate. I have training and experience with diversity, so it is important to me to create a open and inviting atmosphere for all demographics of clientele with various backgrounds, experiences, and lifestyles. My genuine nature and passionate spirit make me unique from a stereotypical therapist.
Marriage and Family Therapy is a unique type of counseling that encompasses understanding the many facets of people's struggles such as environment, family/relationships, life experiences, individual factors, upbringing, behaviors, feelings, and thoughts. I see all these areas as your life "system" and use a "system's theory" lens to help bring understanding and change to your life.
Thank you for reading and I look forward to meeting you soon!