About Carol

My Approach To Therapy

I view the therapeutic relationship as a partnership in which we journey together to bring about the change you want in your life. The trusted therapeutic relationship we create provides a “safe, protected space”, the container in which vulnerable issues and intense emotions can be accessed and processed.

My approach to therapy is personalized to each client, integrating multiple complimentary methodologies and techniques. The central theme is my belief in each client and their ability to change, building upon their strengths, and helping them identify and achieve the goals that are important to them.

I strive to create a healing environment, a place where you can learn about negative behavioral patterns that have kept you stuck, and a place to practice new ways of thinking and behaving.

Education & Experience

I received my Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. To be licensed by the state of California as a Marriage and Family Therapist, I completed 3000 hours of supervised clinical experience and passed two licensing exams in addition to completing my masters degree. I am also certified as a Process Therapist, and as an Equine Assisted Psychotherapist. I specialize in marriage and couples counseling, and the treatment of eating disorders, alcohol/chemical dependency, premarital counseling, and other general issues.

In addition to my private practice, I have facilitated food, weight and body issue groups for women through InnerSolutions™ Counseling services in Soquel, CA. For many years I worked in a residential drug & alcohol treatment center providing individual, family and group therapy, and relapse prevention.