Understanding Our Therapeutic Relationship

Knowing what you can expect from your partner is important in any relationship and therapy is no different.

I provide video and phone sessions with individuals and couples through HIPAA secure platforms. I do not provide in-person therapy at this time. And due to California MFT laws, I can only service clients that are in California. 

The most important part of therapy is the relationship and I work hard to build a bond where my clients feel heard, understood, and cared about. This isn’t just a job for me as I recognize that you are trusting and sharing with me parts of your personal life. I believe that my clients would tell you that some of my strengths would be my listening skills, my sense of humor, and my persistence to have you feel empowered.

Understand that sometimes therapy doesn't immediately make people feel better. That's normal. Compare it to when you start doing anything new. It can be tough. But know that it gets easier as you continue to work through it and practice good habits. And you're not alone. You have support from me, your therapist. 

I do not work with clients who are seeking me for individual therapy and are planning to continue with another individual therapist at the same time. I do work with clients for a different type of therapy than they are already receiving (ex. a client who has a psychiatrist for medication management and goes to couples counseling with their partner would be someone I would still consider for my services).




Online therapy is not appropriate for people who currently feel that they are in crisis.  In-person mental health services or emergency services may be more appropriate in those cases. 

Call 9-1-1 if you need immediate assistance.

Here are additional resources for assistance if you are in crisis:

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 

1- 800-799-7233

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 

1-800-273-TALK (8255)


Crisis Text Line: 

Text "DESERVE" TO 741-741

Self-Harm Hotline: 

1-800-DONT CUT




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