Specializations & Qualifications
Sex and Pornography Addiction: I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT®), which is quickly becoming the field’s standard for all therapists working with individuals who suffer from addictive and compulsive sexual behaviors. If you’re unable to loosen the grip of pornography, affairs, masturbation, or other sexually addictive and compulsive behaviors, I provide a non-judgmental space in which you can learn to make different choices and create the life you want.
Couple relationships: Whether you’re considering premarital or couples counseling, I can help you experience more intimacy and closeness in your relationship. With training in numerous modalities of couples therapy, I assist couples by identifying problematic relational patterns, strengthening communication, and deepening each partner’s self-understanding.
Chronic depression and/or anxiety: I provide a safe, non-judgmental support for those who have are beset by the crushing emotional pain of long-term depression or anxiety.
Faith and spirituality: With theological and psychological training from Fuller Seminary, I work with people who desire a supportive relationship in which they can freely discuss their faith commitments in order to achieve their goals for therapy.
Identity concerns: I work with people at all stages of life who are contemplating identity issues of all kinds: everything from religion, gender and sexual orientation, and race to relationships, one’s sense of self and competence, and emotional self-understanding. Those dealing with identity concerns often need help with hopelessness, family and relational conflict, depression, anxiety, or addiction.
I have been in practice as a trainee at Fuller Psychological and Family Services and as an intern at Sync Counseling Center for 5 years and am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I have received theological and psychological training from one of the best seminaries in the country, having completed a Masters of Divinity and a Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy from Fuller Seminary. I have also trained at one of the best psychoanalytic institutions in the nation, the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis in west Los Angeles. I have training in EMDR, a proven treatment for trauma and other psychological disorders. I am also a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT®) through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals.