I have a passion for helping people maximize their mental health and wellness.
I started my career as a psychotherapist working with the neediest members of our community -- those struggling with addiction, mental illness, homelessness, legal and family problems. More recently, I've focused on building a successful private psychotherapy practice in San Jose, CA. And while all of these endeavors have been meaningful, I found myself wanting to reach even more people. Writing and speaking about emotional wellness and relationships has allowed me to do this. I'm excited to share with you all of the knowledge I've gathered from two decades in the mental health field.
I believe you are worthy of self-care and healthy relationships. I believe in unconditional acceptance. I believe in utilizing your strengths. I believe that self-compassion and accountability are both important. I believe humor is healing. I believe you have the capacity to grow and change. I believe you are worth investing in. And I believe that you can live well and create a life you love.
Life is busy and pressured. Many of us are just going through the motions -- either feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, or just not fulfilled.
I am a codependency expert and love to support men and women who want to achieve great things, but also enjoy their lives and create meaningful relationships.
With 20 years of experience counseling and studying human behavior and mindset, and overcoming my own struggles, I look forward to guiding you toward a life you love!
Blogger for PsychCentral, Happily Imperfect
Columnist for The Good Men Project, Courage to be Me
Articles published in Your Tango, About.com, The New Social Worker, Bon Bon Break, Bustle, Sammiches and Psych Meds
Author of Setting Boundaries without Guilt and Navigating the Codependency Maze
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Master of Social Work
Licensed Clinical Social Worker