Medical Groups & Affiliations
- The Center for Empowerment
Additional Languages Spoken
34052 La Plaza Dr.
Dana Point, CA 92629
Mon - Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
No one gets through the bumps of life unscathed. We all could use someone
to help us through life’s ups and downs. Contemplating a change,
coping with loss, eating healthy, staying fit, raising children, blending
families, getting married or considering divorce are not “do-it-yourself”
projects. I believe that people know intuitively when they need the help
of a skilled guide but, the myths surrounding counseling can often get
in their way.
The truth about face-to-face and internet counseling is that it works
best when you are ready. Scheduling an appointment is the first step in
resolving a problem. It is not a sign of weakness and you don’t
need a serious problem to benefit from counseling. People with everyday
concerns such as adjustments or phase of life issues also can get results
from counseling too.
Patients who see me or seek my internet services are usually feeling stressed,
stuck, anxious, depressed, lost, ashamed, guilty, or unforgiving about
some portion of their lives. They are looking for lasting results, not
quick fixes. I found that a combination of Cognitive Behavior, Neuroscience
and Acceptance and Commitment Therapies works best. In addition, I offer
nutritional, wellness and lifestyle coaching too. Remember I am only a
phone call or email away.
I truly love working with all kinds of people and of all ages. Establishing
rapport and trust, goal setting, solution focused intervention, maintenance
and discharge planning stages are all valuable to building a successful
working relationship with all my patients.
From time to time, we all need someone to talk to about our woes and what
is keeping us stuck. I love helping people help themselves. I have been
fortunate to see how many people have turned their lives around over the
course of my 25 years of practice.
Writing articles and books. I also dance, workout, and design jewelry.
Western Graduate School of Professional Psychology
Forensic Psych Consultants
Areas of Expertise
Transitional Life; lifestyle, depression; anxiety; mood; addiction; conflict; impulse; anger; stress; and eating/weight management.
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