About Me

Image1

The basis of my work is to provide insight, understanding and relief while promoting my clients to take new directions in their lives and make positive changes. I believe that quality therapy is an incredibly effective way to overcome barriers that may inhibit your ability to fully enjoy your life and your relationships.  

I have been providing counseling services since 1997 in various settings including some of the most renowned treatment centers like The Meadows, Pine Grove and Gentle Path for unresolved trauma, addictions, codependency and other relationship issues. I had trained with and worked alongside with Dr. Patrick Carnes, the leading expert in the field of sexual addiction, in a residential treatment setting for over 7 years. Since then I began my private practice, here in Tucson, 13 years ago to help those who struggle with sexual addiction, being in a partner with an addict, childhood and adulthood unresolved trauma and relational issues.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Family Studies minor from the University of Arizona

logo1

Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego

logo2

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #AZ-LMFT - 15144

Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor #AZ-LISAC -11473

Certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapist (EMDR) - #98570

Certified Sex Addiction Therapist  or CSAT - #2006c - 0447

 Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist including Financial Disorders or CMAT- #2013cs-0315


SPECIALIZED TRAINING

Certification in Sexual Addiction Therapy and Recovery (CSAT)

EMDR- Advanced Level of Training and Certification EFT (Emotionally-Focused Therapy)- Advanced Level of Training PACT (Psycho-biological Approach to Couples Therapy)- Advanced Level of Training

Discernment Counseling for Couples on the Brink - Advanced Level of Training (pending certification)


logo2 logo2 logo2

CLINICAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)

Arizona Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AZAMFT)

International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP)

EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)

International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)

Member and Activator for Relational Ethics (The Doherty Foundation)


photo1 photo1


photo3

Helpful Forms

Click here to view and print forms for your appointment.

Click Here