I chose to be a therapist after a decade of reading "Can This Marriage Be Saved?" in my mother's Ladies Home Journal. I was drawn to the relationship dynamics and hopeful outcomes described in the column. Now, my work continues to focus on those dynamics and that hope. I enjoy working with couples and families because I see the power of successful, healthy relationships.
Education and Experience
I graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Master of Science in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy emphasis. I completed my traineeship at Casa Youth Shelter in Los Alamitos, where I was a Staff Counselor who provided psychotherapy for teens in crisis and their families. Currently, I work as a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist through the Institute of Advanced Studies, under the supervision of Mary M. Read, Ph.D., LMFT (license #25112).