I started my career in business after receiving a MBA and then co-founding a software company in 2004, which was eventually acquired.
I then began my career in counseling. Since completing my Masters Degree in Counseling, I have worked with adults, couples, children, adolescents and their families in organizations, and now in my private practice.
Masters Degree in Counseling (Marriage Family and Child Emphasis)
Emotion Focused Couples Therapy - an approach to help couples strengthen their bond and connect with their emotions. This then helps them solve their problems
Family Systems Theory - looks at problems with individuals within the context of their family unit and social environment
Certified in TEAM-CBT - a framework for assessing your problems, building rapport with you, establishing your goals, and then implementing the appropriate treatment methods
Gestalt Therapy - a relationship focused approach to psychotherapy that helps you focus on the present moment and understand what is happening in your life right now, rather than what you may perceive to be happening based on your past experiences.
My philosophy is that all aspects of healing - emotional, physical, and spiritual - are needed to overcome your struggles and have a better life.
For this reason, I'm a certified yoga teacher and a practitioner of mindfulness meditation. These are two ancient practices that are known for calming the mind, reducing stress, and improving focus and concentration.
I also have an interest in Nutritional Psychology which looks at the science of how nutrients affect mood and behavior. A healthy nutrition regime, combined with psychotherapy can do wonders for your mental health.
In my personal life, I seek out joy and wonder in nature, hike often, meditate regularly, practice yoga and cook.
I am happily married with 2 delightful boys.
Please contact me for your first (free) 30-minute consultation where you can tell me your problems and ask me any questions you have. I'll also explain how I can help you.
If we decide to work together, you can book an appointment in my Palo Alto office or via video conference.