Why Counseling?

Counseling in San Diego

"This is not how I thought it would be!"

If you’ve ever said this about your life, you are not alone. We all have these moments. In my counseling practice, I work with you in a collaborative, solution-focused way, helping address current life stress and long-standing challenges.

Common issues of clients seeking counseling vary. Some areas of focus may be:

  • Career and workplace issues: Managing work stress, creative blocks, conflict-resolution
  • Disabling emotional patterns: anxiety, panic attacks, anger, fear, sadness, depression
  • Relationships: communication, emotional connection, dating, pre-marital counseling, couples counseling, marital dischord
  • Growing a family: Infertility, pregnancy, post-partum depression, birth of baby, motherhood, fatherhood
  • Parenting: challenges, discipline issues, creative solutions
  • Life purpose/transitions: recent move, job change/loss, relationship break-up or divorce
  • Grief/loss
  • Chronic pain/health issues affecting quality of life and mood
  • Attention Deficit (ADD/ADHD)
  • Self-esteem, personal growth
  • Sexuality
  • Spiritual Issues
  • Compulsive spending
  • Problem gambling (free counseling available for individuals and/or affected family, friends, and co-workers; funded by the California Office of Problem Gambling)
  • Deployment Issues/Return & Reunion

This list is not inclusive and reasons for seeking counseling vary from person to person.

For more information about what to expect from counseling sessions, please click here.

I am a clinical member of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), the Postpartum Health Alliance, and the California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists.