Hello, I am a California Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor with a Masters in Psychology. I work with couples of all ages, cultures and beliefs. Additionally, I have certifications that specialize in various modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Military Families are Resistant (MFAR), Seeking Safety (SS), Guided Meditation and Motivational Interviewing. I work with couples who experience relationship issues, including communication, infidelity and, family system issues. I also support clients who are experiencing marital issues, parenting issues, teen concerns, life transitions, grief and loss, abuse, crisis, cultural and adjustment issues.
I have extensive experience with couples, parenting and group therapy. I have worked with couples, families and their family systems to set goals, identify issues and find balance. I am also uniquely qualified to work with military families and their unique situations. I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment that allows growth, change and goals to be achieved. My approach is collaborative, engaging and reflective while maintaining a balanced approach to the family system.
I provide tools and skills that can be used in managing life’s challenges. I work with couples in a neutral, reflective and supportive environment that encourages both individual and couple’s growth. I support and meet the client where they are at and provide the necessary guidance and support to allow empowerment and positive outcomes individually and collectively.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
Addictions , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Traumatic Brain Injury , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMFT #107645 (Expires: 2022-07-31)
Don is awesome!
This is the first time my partner and I sought out couples counseling and with no prior experience in the matter, we were at first unsure how to proceed. Don is very reassuring and helped us get comfortable during our sessions. I can truly say that Don cares about his patients and we have developed a comfortable rapport with him and truly recommend him and his services for counseling.
Don is a very good listener and has very good advice about communication.
Don does a great job breaking down a client’s problems and helping them get at the root issues on a fundamental level.
Mr Don was and is a bright beacon of hope for this very lost and sad girl. I hope to continue our session Don thank you for all your help so far.