Counseling for individuals and couples
Are you feeling stuck or constantly overwhelmed? Do you suffer from anxiety, depression, or constantly inundated by stress? Through my therapeutic process I provide warmth, compassion, and humor. I believe showing up as my authentic self brings a sense of safety and comfort, as well as an overall positive experience while guiding you to a more balanced sense of self and recovery of your mental health.
and Video sessions
Experience the therapeutic process with me in the office or from the comfort of your home.
Trauma (Complex and/or Cumulative)
Teens are such a joy to work with. I LOVE their sense of wonder, independence, resilience, sass, and overall genuine and authentic personalities. This is such a pivotal age for exploration and moving from being dependent upon adult regulation and guidance to an independent mindset. Typically teens are getting to know who they are and want to be as fully formed adults and individuals.
Adapt. Overcome. Reframe.
Go with that…
I provide a personalized approach to therapy incorporating a variety of techniques:
This gives space to recognize and acknowledge patterns of symptomatology, identify areas of your life you are feeling impacted, and discuss tools for managing the symptoms.
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
This is a great technique for deeper therapeutic work to get through frozen memories, unwanted intense feelings, and provide a calm state of mind.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
This approach is great to recognize why the symptoms came to be the way they are and give them more awareness from an alternative perspective. When we shift our mindset from feeling like our whole self to only a part of ourself is actually overwhelmed, one can regain a sense of control and reduce the overall feeling of being overwhelmed.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Recognizing our thought patterns is important to know how to support the internal dialogue and reduce symptomatology. CBT is a great technique to help recognize negative thought patterns and exercise different techniques to restore healthy thinking. This is a wonderful form of treatment for children and adults.
Trained Therapy Dog - Benni is a hypoallergenic Australian Labradoodle. He enjoys meeting new faces and supporting individuals and couples during sessions when requested. He has been in training since he was 9-weeks old to assist in providing a sense of comfort and safety during our sessions.
Areas Of Specialty
Degrees & Certifications
BA in Social Work, CSUS
Masters in Psychology, Brandman University
Certified First Responder Counselor
Trained in the integration of EMDR, Structural Dissociation, Attachment Repair & IFS
Ehlers-Danlos ECHO Trained in Advocacy Program
Ehlers-Danlos ECHO Allied Health Program
Critical Incident Stress Management Trained
Ehlers Danlos Society Professional Directory
National Volunteer Fire Council
First Responder Support Network
I specialize in working with first responders and law enforcement as a Certified First Responder Counselor. For several years I worked within law enforcement. My husband works in law enforcement and is a veteran. Having a unique understanding and experience with the ups and downs of a life of service can have on a person, marriage, and family is what I bring to the table. Within my private practice as well as volunteering at the West Coast Post Trauma Retreat through the First Responder Support Network, I've worked with many first responders and various departments within law enforcement. I love being able to provide support to both the individual experiencing on the job challenges and stressors, as well as working with couples and supporting them through their collective challenges. It's important to have a real, firsthand understanding concerning the life and the cultural stigmas within these specialized work environments. Our sessions take place in a safe space where we can work through your intense and sometimes overwhelming thoughts and feelings. With warmth and kindness, sometimes a bit of dark humor, we will work through your treatment options and find a solution that best fits your current struggles.
I specialize in working with individuals with chronic illness, specifically Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility, and the trifecta of comorbidities that arise from this condition, including Dysautonomia, MCAS, chronic pain, and chronic fatigue. I'm very familiar with this condition because I myself have EDS and the comorbidities that can come with this condition. I enjoy being able to sit with others and support them on their journey with this condition.
Working in high stress work environments is another one of those complicated experiences. I work with medical professionals, clinicians, social workers, and many others in high stressful jobs. When you do a job you love and are passionate about, it can be stressful and overwhelming trying to do your best by your patients and charges. You may feel overwhelmed, stressed, burned out, or experienced trauma from an incident that occurred on the job. You don't have the option to not show up or not be present for your patients or clients even though you may feel that internal struggle on the inside. I get it. I understand. I see you and hear you.
Another large group of my clients are individuals and couples experiencing infertility. Infertility as a whole is complex in the sense that it comes with deep feelings from the beginning to the end of the process. Feelings have a tendency to compile on one another, creating an emotional rollercoaster making it extremely difficult to find the time and space to prepare and heal enough for the next cycle, phase, round, etc. My role is to support you through this extremely difficult journey.
I'm happy to provide a 15-minute phone consultation to see if we would be a good fit for each other. New beginnings are just a phone call away. Contact me now to begin this journey.
2380 East Bidwell St.
Folsom, CA 95630
Credit Card, or HSA Accepted
For First Responders Only
I do not accept insurance. I can, however, provide a Superbill. If you are not familiar with a Superbill, this is a receipt that is accepted by some insurance carriers to receive reimbursement for a service. Often times the reimbursement rate is between 40%-75% of my fee. If you are unsure if this is something your insurance accepts, you can contact them directly for clarification.
90 minute session
50 minute session