My office is in Bakersfield, California. I see individuals, couples, engaged couples, families and children.
I have been married for 33 years. My husband and I have four adult children. I understand the joys and challenges that both marriage and parenting bring to life. When our youngest was in high school, I went back to get my Master's degree in Pscyhology, Marriage and Family Therapy. We have lived overseas and traveled extensively. My profession has been enriched by my life experiences.
My hobbies are traveling, gardening, reading a good book, exploring my creative side in painting and decorating. I am involved in both the community and in my church.
I was born in Arizona and at a young age moved to Guadalajara, Mexico. After graduating from high school, I attended the University of Arizona in Tucson. I am bilingual and bicultural in English and Spanish. Additionally, I speak French and Portuguese and am able to do counseling in these languages as well.
BS Child Development- University of Arizona, Tucson
MA Psychology- National University, Bakersfield
License and Certifications
California Marriage and Family Therapy License # 93378
Certified to work with Engaged Couples by Foccus Inc.
Grief Training by author and speaker Dr. H. Norman Wright , Grief and Trauma specialist
Asist- Suicide Prevention Training - Mental Health Bakersfield
Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship- with Dr. Sue Johnson
Level 1 Certified in TEAM CBT
Starting Your Marriage Before It Starts certified Facilitator
CAMFT- California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Listed in the Diocese of Fresno Catholic Therapists
Listed in directory of Psychology Today
Listed in SYMBIS directory as facilitator