Conquer emotional isolation and overcome feeling "different" by increasing your self-worth and learning how to connect with others in a meaningful manner.


I specialize in working with adolescents who may feel like they don't quite fit in, and don't necessarily want to, yet do want to feel a sense of belonging and attachment. Individual and family counseling is provided to help adolescents and caregivers create and keep positive relationships and foster healthy boundaries. I work with both youth and parents to help create a smooth transition through the teen years into adulthood.

In a comfortable and supportive environment, I offer a highly personalized and culturally sensitive approach tailored to meet your needs.                      


You may be seeking counseling for an adverse life event, relationship conflicts, or a feeling of low self-esteem. You may experience loneliness at times though are unsure how to really connect with the people you are drawn toward. You will gain understanding of how your thoughts and feelings are connected to your behaviors, and learn coping skills to manage them all. We will explore how your beliefs may be limiting your ability to be successful.

If you are experiencing anxiety, depression or other mood disorder, we can work together with your team to develop a plan and start creating the positive change you want and deserve.

                                                       Teen Expertise:

  • Self-Esteem                      

  • Depression        

  • Identity Formation           

  • Relationships

  • Anxiety                             

  • LGBT Affirmative

You will take concrete tools learned in my counseling office out into your world to improve your life at home, school and work.


I will work collaboratively with your psychiatrist, primary care physician or school personnel (IEP and special education) with your authorization in order to provide you and your family with better continuity of care. If you have these needs, please notify me and we will discuss how to coordinate services.

My Sacramento counseling office is available for morning, afternoon and evening appointments to accommodate your family schedules.

Schedule your free 20 minute phone consultation today by clicking here. If you would prefer to email me for more information, click here. You can also give me a call to get your questions answered or to schedule an appointment at 916-295-1819.