• A journey of a thousand miles 
begins with a single step
    -Lao tzu
  • Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy
    - Anne Frank
  • The option to be happy is
    just as much a possibility as the option to suffer
    -Barbara Ann Kipfer
  • Every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness
    -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf
    -Joseph Goldstein

Welcome

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Welcome to my counseling practice. Many people look for happiness outside of themselves, but true happiness must come from within...

I am committed to helping you achieve your personal goals. My experience spans a period of approximately twenty years in the mental health field, receiving my Bachelors Degree in Psychology in 1994 and a Masters Degree in Social Work from Arizona State University in 1996. I have worked in a variety of treatment settings, including inpatient, outpatient community settings, hospital and psychiatric crisis centers, and private practice. My formal training is in a Family Systems approach, and primarily use cognitive- behavioral approaches in my practice. I work with individuals (teens and adults), couples, families and have areas of specialization in trauma/grief and loss, palliative counseling, teen counseling and am certified to treat addictions.

I view the therapeutic relationship as an active partnership, we have one common goal and that is to get you unstuck! Therapy to me is a means to identify and surrender destructive behaviors and patterns that interfere with you obtaining your goals (and ultimately quashing your happiness!) and a process that facilitates you living the life that you want, living your truth.

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  • A journey of a thousand miles 
begins with a single step
    -Lao tzu
  • Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy
    - Anne Frank
  • The option to be happy is
    just as much a possibility as the option to suffer
    -Barbara Ann Kipfer
  • Every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness
    -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf
    -Joseph Goldstein