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What kind of therapist
are you?

I'm what's called an Existential-Humanist  therapist. This non-directive approach uses empathy, unconditional acceptance, and authenticity to assist clients in self-discovery, new awareness, and creating new meaning about their lives and symptomology. I also utilize other therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to explore the link between thoughts and behaviors, Neuro-psychology to understand how brain functioning impacts mood and behavior, and am also informed by Internal Family Systems, Experiential Therapy, and Positive Psychology depending upon the issues clients bring to therapy.

How many sessions will it take for me to feel better?

It's difficult to estimate how long it will take for you to feel like you've made noticable progress: everyone and their situation is quite unique. A simple answer is that change takes time. Plan for a minimum of six sessions to get a taste for what therapy can offer.

What will influence my success in therapy?

Research shows that a trusting relationship with your therapist is one of the most important determinants of success in therapy. Other important factors include an active commitment to achieving your goals. The work you do outside of the therapy session is just as important as the work you do in the session.

Where will my sessions take place?

You can choose in-office sessions or you can choose to meet via two different telehealth options (telephone or secure video chat).


Due to current COVID-19 guidelines for health care facilities, in-office sessions currently require masks if any symptoms are present including: cough, runny nose, sore throat, fever, or sneezing, regardless of vaccination status .

I'm busy during the day. Can I get an evening appointment?

Yes, I am available from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Monday through Thursday.

Can I call you if I'm in a crisis and need help?

Unfortunately, I am not able to respond to crisis calls or emails. If you are experiencing a mental health or psychiatric emergency, please call 911. Other 24/7 hotlines:

  • Stanislaus CERT Crisis Line:
    (209) 558-4600

  • National Suicide Hotline:

  • Crisis Text Line:
    Text HOME to 

  • Trevor Project for LGBT Youth:
    Text START to 678678
    Computer Chat: Click Here

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