I am California born and raised and spent some time in Arizona and Washington, which did not remove my laid-back spirit and demeanor. When I was growing up, school was not important to me. I was the exact definition of a procrastinator wrapped up with an “I don’t care” bow. Then I had my first psychology class and it intrigued me so much I read the whole book. 18 years later I do this work because I am empathic and passionate about helping others find what they might be missing or needing. We all need someone to listen to us and I will do that without judgement or shaming. I like to work with kids 10+, young adults and adults all genders, sexualities and races. I specialize in helping with barriers in life, and we all can have a few or a lot of those. Sometimes the barrier is you and I would like to assist with figuring out what it really is. Modalities I use are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to focus on thoughts, emotions and behaviors, Motivational Interviewing, Multicultural approaches, Trauma Focused CBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy or Solution Focused Therapy. Therapy can teach you how to use skills or tools to recognize and remove barriers in your life.