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2231 Camino del Rio South Ste. 308, San Diego, CA 92108 619-318-1901
No person is broken or needs to be fixed...just rediscovered.

Finding a therapist you feel comfortable with is very important. Whether you seek counseling to help navigate a rough transition, improve a relationship, enhance personal growth or find relief from a situation, I’m here to help.

Counseling Services

Couples Counseling

Newly dating or married, couples counseling helps decrease conflict and improve communication and understanding.

Individual Counseling

Whether you regard your struggles as great or small, individual therapy helps promote relief, understanding and confidence.

Premarital Counseling

Packages include Prepare-Enrich online assessment, couples workbook and customized results.

Therapy Guide

The place for forms, driving directions and important information for your first session.

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Strength Based Counseling

When people think of therapy, all too often they visualize themselves lying on a couch and speaking in a stream of consciousness while a counselor nods and take


I’m a licensed MFT with over 13 years of experience as a therapist in San Diego. Many of my clients have described me as “down to earth”, personable, yet challenging. I attempt to create a comfortable environment allowing people to relax, reflect and examine the patterns which have led them to feel individually dissatisfied or have relationship problems. While I offer many suggestions and attempt to reflect unhealthy patterns during session, I regard each person as the “expert” in their life and hope they will filter everything I offer through their own lens of feelings and thoughts. I see both individuals and couples and occasionally families. The issues I work with are vast in scope ranging from depression, anxiety, codependency, conflict resolution, communication skills, spiritual issues, substance abuse, family of origin struggles, anger management, and more. My approach to counseling is varied as individual needs and circumstances dictate the method I use. I don’t approach any two people exactly the same and personalize my methods with each situation and client. My office is located conveniently in Mission Valley off highway 8. I no longer take insurance except for Tricare but offer a sliding scale and try to make counseling affordable for as many people as possible.