Finding a therapist is hard. There are so many people with so many specialties that it can be a little daunting. If it helps, I’ve found that one of the best things you can do is simply find someone you feel comfortable with—someone you connect with. Those are the best kinds of therapists.
In order to know if I’m that sort of person for you, there are a few things you should probably know about me. First off, I really enjoy people. Over the years I’ve had opportunities to work with families, couples, individuals, students, and children of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds. I’ve found that coming alongside people in the process of therapy is both incredibly sacred and rewarding. I appreciate nuance, especially when it is connected with emotion; and I value the power of story. I also have a deep and abiding love for distance running, photography, and chocolate milkshakes (I often joke that milkshakes are my primary motivation for all the running).
I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (#108687) working under the professional supervision of Janie McGlasson, LMFT in Highland Park. I graduated with an M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller’s Graduate School of Psychology over in Pasadena, and am certified in both Restoration Therapy (Level II) and Prepare and Enrich.