I have been a mental health professional since 2006 and I strive to help people realize that “the grass is always greenest where you water it’-Unknown. I work with individuals and couples. My areas of special focus include grief, parent/adult child conflict, depression; anxiety, bi-polar, marital, self-esteem, academic, occupational, empty nest, personal coaching, and stress management.
I have been a college psychology professor having taught: Introduction to Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Theories of Personalities, Developmental Psychology, Group Dynamics and Contemporary World Cultures. I pull from an array therapeutic modalities but typically use Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Humanistic and Existential therapies as well as Psycho-Education.
I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University, a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from California Baptist University and a Doctorate of Education in Psychology from Argosy University.
I enjoy public speaking and my previous speaking engagements include: Keynote Speaker at the 29th Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration, Guest Speaker for the 2015 Vines Foundation Health Academy, Professional Speaker at the 2015 UCR Black Health Expo, and Motivational Speaker for the 47th Annual San Bernardino Black History Super Expo.
In addition, I have a vision for a better future that can begin today. I am passionate about my beliefs and am skilled in sharing them with others. I am always willing to encourage others, empower those in need and lift up those that are down.
I firmly believe that we should always “Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough”.
Mary McLeod Bethune
If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy session, and you have not notified us at least 24 hours in advance, you are required to pay the full cost of the session.
Therapist will not voluntarily participate in any litigation, or custody dispute in which Patient and another individual, or entity, are parties. Therapist has a policy of not communicating with Patient's attorney and will generally not write or sign letters, reports, declarations, or affidavits to be used in a Patient's legal matter. The Therapist will generally not provide records or testimony unless compelled to do so. If Therapist is required to participate in legal proceedings as a result of providing professional services, you will be responsible for all time associated with preparation, report writing, and/or other documents, at a cost of $250.00 per hour. To appear in court, the fee will be $1,500.00 per appearance, per day. In the event, we receive a subpoena to appear in court to testify on the behalf of you, your child, your family member, or any individual/organization you represent/designate, the fee will be assessed. We do not voluntarily testify in court cases. Please feel free to ask any questions about the above information.
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