I went back to school to earn my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology after both my children were grown and out in the world. I have been a Neurofeedback Therapist offering coaching since 2009. Before that, I was a stay-at-home mom, though I’m not really sure you could call me that. I wasn’t home much, because I was constantly running around with my children. I home schooled my children for years. The way we did it, home schooling did not really happen at home.
I have lots of life experience that gives me a foundation for psychotherapy and coaching. When I was fifteen, I lived the trauma of my mother committing suicide. I suffered a debilitating brain injury later in my life. I have come through the other side of both of these experiences. After that, I was diagnosed with a serious, chronic illness. While I am still dealing with chronic illness, I live the life I want.
I have been married to the same wonderful man since 1984 and we have raised our two amazing children together. We have also started and run several business together. We moved to Nevada County about 25 years ago to live in the kind of environment we enjoy.
I enjoy working with clients of all ages and backgrounds. I am particularly experienced at addressing stress, anxiety, depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), parenting, relationships, brain injury, chronic illness, and addiction. My life experience and my formal education have come together so that I can pursue my passion for helping people. I like to connect with my clients and create a safe environment for exploration. Each client is unique, so I believe in tailoring our time together to meet your specific needs.
I am particularly interested, and am continuing my training, in Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Counseling is a healing process. Please don’t wait any longer, if you want or need help. We can work together so you can start living the life you want. I’m looking forward to getting to know you.
I am in Northern California in the Nevada City-Grass Valley area. Call for an appointment at (530) 263-1413.