I received my master’s degree in 1987 from the University of San Francisco and studied the pioneers in Family Therapy. From their influences I established a Humanistic perspective that each person is the expert of their own life and the belief that by modelling unconditional respect for my clients, therapeutic transformation may occur.
Often, what brings a person or couple to therapy indicates a transitional stage for the individual, couple or family. Times of transition can be daunting, feel threatening and lead to emotions of depression – a sense of worthlessness together with an uncertainty of who we are essentially. Humans resist change andthe uncertainty it creates; historically survival was at stake. With the growth of civilization and societies, change has become a necessary reality. As an individual as well as a couple, we can develop and strengthen personal boundaries, establishrealistic expectations, move through transitions, and create a strong sense of self. As a couple this can be very powerful. Though, this growth is not easy. An opportunity for growth can be therapy in a safe, non-judgmental environment where effective tools can be learned and utilized to pave the way forward.
As a therapist and an older woman, I have personally witnessed transitional stagesthat my life has presented – both my own, those of my family and friends, and those within society & globally. I’m a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist utilizing Family Systems and Structural Family focus with a Humanistic and person-centered approach. Providing services for individuals, couples, and family therapy sessions.