Therapy is in my blood; its the way I can help and love people. Since I was young, I witnessed human suffering all around me. These experiences have shaped my life, challenging me to explore the human experience and how to help people live healthy, fulfilled, and godly lives. I have a diversity of interests in counseling, psychology, philosophy, wilderness therapy, theology, and experiential living that contribute to my unique approach to coaching. One cool fact about me is that prior to becoming a relationships oriented Therapist, I was a wilderness adventures facilitator.
Relationships are one of the most important aspects of my life. I treasure my relationship with God, with my wife, and my kids. I’ve come to realize that challenges in relationships are at the center of most of our problems, whether it be anxiety, depression, family conflicts, marriage conflicts etc. I am passionate about helping people to have the relationships that they long for because I believe that we are relational beings that can be made whole when we have healthy connection to others.
I believe that therapy is a safe place for people to be whoever they are right now, no matter how bad they feel about themselves or their lives. It is in this place of vulnerability that we can admit our struggles, face our true selves, and then grow to become all that we are meant to be! I believe in the inherent value of human life. No matter what your struggle, background, belief system, or things you have done, you are inherently valuable, and with me you will find a safe place to work on yourself or your family.
I have a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Western Seminary. I am available to provide individual, couples, family, child and adolescent therapy, and parent coaching. Prior to obtaining my Master’s degree, I had been working in the Mental Health field as a Coach for over 10 years. I also have the unique experience of obtaining an undergraduate degree in Recreation and specializing in Wilderness Therapy and Adventure Programming. I lived outside in the woods for two years, working with emotionally disturbed boys.
I experience working with individuals, couples, children, and families. I am passionate about empowering healthy relationships between friends, lovers, and families. I take a practical and integrated approach to therapy, using skill building interventions and techniques from science, psychology, and the Christian faith. I believe in addressing the needs of the whole person and that requires blending different viewpoints and creating a unique approach to therapy for each individual, couple, family, or parent.
I spent my formative years living in countries in Southeast Asia, which gave me the first hand experience of living in different cultures, and going through transitions and adjustments between cultures and nations. I have a personal understanding of the needs of expatriates, missionaries, and third culture kids (TCKs).
Growth and Change Counseling is a group practice. People come to us because they hear that people experience real change and growth when they come to our practice. All of our practitioners implement what we call the foundational approach to relational and emotional well being. All of our practitioners are trained in the same foundational approach so that regardless of which therapist you end up working with, you can be confident that you are getting the same standard of care for which we have become known.
I specialize in working with Individuals, Couples, Parents, families, Teenagers, Cross Cultural Workers, TCK’s, and Christians but I can work with you without any difficulty if you come from a different faith or belief system. Many of the skills I use in coaching have universal application and you too can experience improvements and significant growth in your relationships and life!
We help individual’s, couples, parents,and people in cross cultural settings work through their challenges so they can experience personal renewal and healing in their relationships (with God, family, friends, children, and other people).
We understand the unique stressors and hardships that people deal with in their relationships with family, friends, coworkers, and cross cultural settings!
Your well-being is my ultimate concern. Whether you’re an individual, a couple or a family looking for help – our therapy and coaching sessions are designed to provide a safe, non-judgmental, and understanding environment for you to deal with whatever is on your mind and heart. Contact us to today for a free consultation.
Sometimes it is easier to smile and say “I am fine” when deep down, you are longing to say “no, I am not ok. I am tired, lonely, and hopeless. I long to be seen, to feel listened to, to be loved and accepted. I have tried it all, but nothing works.” Break free from any barriers that hold you back and come as you are. Starting therapy can be a daunting experience. My goal is to make your experience a safe place in which you can explore, process, and dive deeper in those areas of need; help you identify your strengths, and provide you with the foundational tools you need to thrive and grow in your life.
Whether you experience anxiety, depression, or conflict in your marital or parent-child relationships; I can help you! I’m here to help in your journey of healing and restoration! Therapy can be that safe place you’ve been looking for in which you can openly unload your heart and experience non-judgmental support and genuine connection. Together we can explore where you currently are, what you would like your future to look like, and how we can work together to help you get there.
I know it is important for you to find a therapist you can connect and work well with. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I am a first-generation Latina of Mexican background and bilingual in Spanish. My educational background includes a Bachelor’s in Psychology from San Diego State University and a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Western Seminary. My professional development includes 1 year of experience working in Mexico as a psychologist, supporting teens and their families. I also have 9 years of experience working in community mental health with children, teens, young adults, and families.
We possess a unique blend of experience and training in relationships, communication, and addictions. We have over 13 years of experience helping individuals, couples, and families to achieve happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives. We specialized in the following areas:
Conflict is a pathway to intimacy. If there’s no conflict in a relationship, at least one person isn’t being genuine. As therapists, we will provide support as you develop the relational intelligence needed for a meaningful and satisfying relationship. Let’s embark on this journey of growth together.
Our business address is located at:
1875 S Bascom Ave Ste #2400, Campbell, CA 95008
Whatever issue you are going through, we are here for you. Life in San Jose, CA is fast paced and the work-life demands can be