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As human beings, we are all deserving of a fulfilling life, one that is open and flexible to the abundant possibilities and opportunities that are available to us.
Relationships motivate us to connect together and become involved with one another. Life is enriched through the emotional ties we have that bond us to each other and to ourselves. We are not meant to exist in isolation.
Experience Empathy (Plaza Posada), 23542 Lyons Avenue, Suite 206, Santa Clarita, CA 91321,(661) 207-1292
Currently, I am not accepting new appointments. We are not meant to live in isolation. With great dedication, I offer personal private therapy services to individuals, couples, families, in addition to working with group settings navigate the twists and turns that life may bring. I understand some of the unique requirements of people who are involved in highly sensitive professions.
Person-Centered Therapy (a.k.a. Client-Centered Therapy), is a concept developed by Carl Rogers, along with 6 Factors based on the premise that you have your own experience and you are giving that experience a voice. Our exploration focuses in on learning how to listen to that voice. Together, we provide the environment and support you need.
Learn how to establish a mutual connection between you and your resources. Sometimes, the most difficult thing to understand about this process, is that you are NOT broken, you need support. You will be provided with a non-discriminatory space, in a non-judgemental manner. Let us explore the path that brings you here. Together, we are patient in respect to your meaningful collection of life events as we take our time, to honor each one. With your valuable knowledge and understanding, let us address the challenge in front of you. Discover how you define success.
Q: How long is therapy?
A: Professional therapeutic relationships are similar to other relationships, where it takes time to establish rapport with people and to earn their trust. Time spent in this alliance varies from person-to-person, depending on where they want to focus their attention. Usually, the Consumer directs the process which allows for a more profound personal experience.
Q: What can you help me with?
A: Listed are some possibilities. Call to inquire about your ideas.
Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
Aging / Geriatric / Reminiscence
Anxieties and Fears
Caregiver / Conservator / Fiduciary Matters
Child and / or Adolescent Concerns
Health and Medical
Relational (Attachment) (more information) / Relationship Matters
Stress / Traumatic Stress Related Concerns
Q: What is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)?
A: A LMFT is:
a graduate with a Master's degree through an accredited university
experienced in having earned the minimum requirement of 3000 hours documented supervised practice as an AMFT (a BBS registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, formally MFTI intern, can only practice under the supervision of a qualified, licensed, mental health supervisor)
in completion of a two stage examination process
issued a license number by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)
able to provide direct services to the public in the state of California, as a licensed clinician
Please note that a LMFT can only ethically and legally provide services as a Psychotherapist performing Psychotherapy specific to the state where they are licensed. This includes telehealth (UPDATE).
To be considered a "specialist" or having "expertise" in a particular area, that person must have, at least, additional practical, educational, and/or actual practice experience (possibly having earned an additional certificate, degree or license) that is recognized to meet the professional standards of that specialty area. For example, a Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) Practitioner.
Q: What is the fee? Do you take insurance?
A: I offer a flat rate per 50-minute session. During our initial telephone interview, we will agree upon a fee. Should you require a reduced rate, please let me know. For those with a financial need, I offer limited appointments as a professional member through the Open Path Collective. Due to the limited amount of financial need appointments, if at that time you cannot be accommodated, you will be offered referrals to alternative resources of support.
As a private practitioner, I offer a monthly statement and/or a "super bill," as I do not bill insurance companies directly and I encourage you to discuss "out-of-network" coverage with your insurance carrier.
Years In Practice: 9
College: Antioch University Los Angeles
Accepted Payment Methods:
Religious Orientation: Any
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 17)
Adults (18 to 64)
Children (6 to 10)
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
Get In Touch
Schedule a conversation through this form, call directly (661) 207-1292, or use the secured "online booking" link below to book a "Phone Interview". Should you find that the hours of availability may not fit your schedule, please send an E-mail or leave a voice mail.
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Please use the secured "online booking" link to book a "Phone Interview." Should you find that the hours of availability may not fit your schedule, please send an E-mail or leave a voice mail.
Within the Santa Clarita Valley, conveniently located across the street from a public park and bus stop, only minutes away from both the Interstate-5 Fwy, State Route Hwy 14, and the neighboring communities of:
Newhall, Santa Clarita, Canyon Country, Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Saugus, Tesoro, Castaic, Val Verde, Sand Canyon, Soledad Canyon, Sylmar, Granada Hills, Mission Hills, Encino, San Fernando, Acton and Agua Dulce.
Experience Empathy (Plaza Posada)
23542 Lyons Avenue, Suite 206
Santa Clarita, California 91321
Bird's Eye View
With ample parking available, you are free to park in the lot or on the street.
Located on the 2nd floor of the building, enter the 1st floor, in Suite 101, you will find the front entrance to the lobby and office directory. For your convenience, there is an elevator and to the right, stairs.
In reaching the 2nd floor, turn right and move into the hall, and then turn a right. Continue down the hallway. 4th door on the left, is Suite 206.
Please have a seat and make yourself comfortable in the waiting room. At the time of your appointment, I will meet with you.