I know from personal experience how difficult it can be to make the decision to enter into counseling. Many years ago I was in a relationship that was not working for me and as a last resort, I began counseling. It was through that experience that I realized how beneficial a therapeutic relationship could be. I made the decision to enroll in the University of Phoenix master of counseling program with an emphasis in marriage, family and child therapy. I had already received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Anthropology from the University of Arizona and I felt that this would be a perfect complement. I began my internship doing home based therapy and the first family I met with was a family of seven people. I began to learn a lot about family dynamics right away! After several years working with children and families in their homes and in their schools, I decided to begin a private practice and work with clients in the office. The work that I did in people’s homes helped me to formulate good questions about what was going on outside of the office.
As a nearly native Tucsonan, I am committed to staying in this community and doing my part to help where I can. I have been in private practice for 12 years and continue to have passion for my work. I hope that the information you have read here will help you to make the decision that is best for you.
Years in Practice: 15+ Years
School: University of Phoenix
Year Graduated: 1999
License No. and State: LMFT-10088 Arizona