Counseling

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California since 1992 (License No. LMFT30252)

Services include:

In a safe, trusting, and comfortable environment, I offer:

  • Individual counseling for teens to elders
  • Family counseling
  • Support Counseling and Coaching for parents and guardians
  • Consultation for schools, organizations and businesses
  • I help you develop awareness of thoughts, feelings, and actions you are wishing to change through various activities:
    • Dialogue
    • Sensory awareness    
    • Multi-media creative arts
    • Mindfulness meditation/exercises
    • Focusing (originated by Eugene Gendlin)
    • Positive communication and relationship skill building
  • Specific tools to cope with grief, loss, and life transitions.

How I Work

  • With a positive person-centered approach showing respect, acceptance and appreciation for  who  each person is and is becoming, without judgment or criticism
    • This includes establishing your goals in coming to therapy at this time in your life
  • Developing the capacity of every person to discover and choose their true path in life
  • Trusting every person’s ability for resilience in the face of adversity and the ability to thrive
  • Helping each client to replace self-criticism and negative self-talk with positive, compassionate awareness
  • Offering practical tools to cope with life’s challenges
  • Offering the opportunity to change deeply engrained patterns
  • Supporting each individual’s right to be seen, heard and understood
  • Giving attention to and integrating body, mind, soul, and spirit aspects of the person
  • Exploring and addressing yearning for connection, belonging, purpose, and meaning
  • Offer tools for positive relationships and healthy communication
  • Encouraging social intelligence

Modalities

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Choice Therapy
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Mindfulness and Acceptance Therapy
  • Expressive Healing Art

Focus

  • Grief and Loss, life transitions, changes and challenges throughout the biography
  • Dealing with feelings of isolation and loneliness
  • Tools to understand and reduce anxiety
  • Values clarification
  • Application of latest research in the neurosciences, psychology and the arts to help achieve happiness and fulfillment, self-worth, self-care, compassion for self and others

Let's Connect

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    My Office

    255 West Napa Street, Suite M
    Sonoma, CA 95476

    Please Note: I have opened my office to see some clients in person and continue to hold virtual appointments, as well.