I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 47022). In order for a psychotherapist to be licensed, a candidate must finish a Masters degree in an accredited program and complete 3,000 hours of counseling experience under the supervision of a licensed professional. They then apply to take two licensure exams and must pass them both. It is a rigorous process, and generally takes many years to finish.
Though I work with clients on many types of issues, my areas of focus are:
- family of origin issues
- grief counseling
- past physical, sexual, or emotional abuse
- life transitions (leaving home, getting married, having children, retirement, etc.)
- women's issues
My clientele include children, teenagers, young adults, individuals and premarital couples.