About Me

What I believe and who I am:

The Importance of Words:

One day a mother came home from work with a splitting headache. Her young daughter was singing and dancing. The daughter sang louder and louder and louder. Finally, the mother screamed, "Shut up! You have a terrible voice!"

The truth was that, because of her headache, the mother’s tolerance for noise was nonexistent. But after the little girl heard those words, she stopped singing in the choir at church. She even started talking in a low inaudible voice. The little girl believed her mother, and in that instant she went from being a joyful little girl to a shy cowering little girl—and adult.
Words are so important. If we believe that those cruel things people say about us are the truth, and then think those words in our minds day after day, this becomes our reality. 

by Don Miguel Ruiz - The Four Agreements

 “As a therapist, I have a great deal of understanding and empathy for my clients. This empathy and understanding
 comes from having walked in many of their shoes. Childhood and adolescence were emotionally stressful for me, in an
 era when parents did not understand the effect their words and actions would have on their children’s well-being.  

Besides my love for helping others in my counseling practice, I enjoy my new grandson, special times with family and friends and my constant companion, Claude, pictured here.

If you are feeling overwhelmed by stress and anxiety, let me guide you through some simple exercises to help you manage this issue in your life. Everyone must learn to cope with stress, you are very normal.
I have many tools to assistance you to quickly learn techniques that have worked for centuries.

GENERAL

Gender: Female

Years in Practice: 22+ Years

Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $110

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accepts Credit Cards: No

Accepted Insurance Plans:

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • BlueCross and/or BlueShield
  • Health Net
  • MHN/Managed Health Network
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Medicare
  • PacifiCare
  • TRICARE
  • VMC
  • WellPoint

Please ask about your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


CLIENT FOCUS

Ethnicity: Any

Gender: All

Religious Orientation: Any

Age: Adolescents, Adults, Elders

TREATMENT PREFERENCES

Orientation:
EMDR
Guided Imagery
Lifespan Integration
Mindfulness Meditation

Modality:
Individuals
Group


EASY ACCESS

Nearby Towns: Grover Beach, CA, San Luis Obispo, CA, Santa Maria, CA
Nearby Counties: San Luis Obispo , Santa Barbara
Nearby Zips: 93401, 93433, 93458

 

QUALIFICATIONS

School: California State University, Fresno

Year Graduated: 1991

License No. and State: 17908 California


SPECIALTIES

(Strengths in bold)
  • Anxiety or Fears
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Life Coaching
  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Chronic Pain or Illness
  • Divorce
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Gay Lesbian Issues
  • Loss or Grief
  • Parenting
  • Spirituality


 

192 N. 11th Street, Grover Beach, California 93433   

Phone: (805) 481-8534

 
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