Associate Marriage and Family Therapist MFC 113728
Sessions involve working collaboratively with the client to help them gain insight into their thoughts, behaviors, and emotions to make positive meaningful changes in their lives.
Insurances Accepted: Beacon/Gold Coast, cash sliding scale $120 to 65 per hour
I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialization in Art Therapy. I have a background in behavior therapy where I worked with children and adolescents on the autism spectrum. I primarily use cognitive behavioral and mindfulness approaches to therapy, but I make use of various therapeutic techniques to better fit with the client’s goals and needs. Sessions involve working collaboratively with the client to help them gain insight into their thoughts, behaviors, and emotions to make positive meaningful changes in their lives.
I am passionate about using art materials as a way to express thoughts and feelings beyond words. Art making can be used as a tool to guide conversation and enrich matters of interest as well as provide an opportunity for mindfulness when using the materials. People of all ages can benefit from using art in session. You do not have to be artistic or creative to experience these benefits. While I offer the use of Art Therapy to all clients, willingness to participate in art making is not a requirement to work with me.
My educational background includes:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis in Clinical/Behavioral Application and Art Minor from California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California (May 2015)
Master of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy from Phillips Graduate University in Chatsworth, California (April 2019)