For many problems, family members and friends can be very supportive and helpful. However, sometimes you may benefit from an unbiased third party to help you explore your issues in more depth. I will work with you to identify and clarify your issues and find ways to resolve them. The aim is to create a positive change so that you can experience all aspects of your life more fully.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in San Jose, CA. I have been working in the mental health field for more than 25 years with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in a variety of settings. I have extensive experience working with severely emotionally disturbed and developmentally disabled children and adolescents (including those with ASD) and their families.
Using a combination of play, art and talk therapy, I work with children treating for:
· Separation issues
. Difficulties making friends
· Poor self-esteem
· Problems adjusting to life transitions
I work with teens and parents helping to decrease daily arguing and increase
compliance and communication regarding problems such as:
· Failing grades
· Disrespectful attitude
Through observation and instruction, I show parents alternative ways to discipline and share tools designed to assist parents in regaining order in their households.
I work with adults experiencing a wide range of emotional and relationship difficulties such as depression, anxiety, trauma, parenting issues, stress, separation/divorce and other life crisis situations.