Counseling can help if you are struggling with
Decreasing unhealthy habits or increasing healthy habits
Life transitions (such as kids leaving the house & having an empty nest, or beginning college/work & figuring out how to be an independent adult)
As a Sunnyvale counselor, my approach to counseling involves focusing on solutions, as well as talking about and processing emotions and thoughts that are causing you pain.
When You Are Feeling Stuck
Counseling can help if you are feeling stuck. Together, we can talk about your goals and the obstacles that are holding you back.
You can find out how to stop or decrease unwanted habits or add healthy habits. Often, changing habits looks easy but it’s difficult in practice. Counseling can help you determine if there are any cues/triggers or unintended rewards that are making it difficult to change habits.
Empty Nest (Children Leaving the House)
Counseling can help you process emotions around your kids leaving the house and having an empty nest. Even though it can feel like an empty void, it can be a time to explore your own interests. Working through feelings of loss and other emotions can help you accept and even embrace this life experience.
Young Adults (Beginning College/Work & Becoming an Independent Adult)
Starting college or beginning your first job can be anxiety-producing. It can be confusing to figure out how to be an independent adult and differentiate from your family in a healthy way.
Counseling & Healing from Trauma, Sexual Abuse & Childhood Abuse/Neglect
Counseling can help you heal from traumatic events, such as sexual abuse, rape, childhood abuse/neglect, or any past trauma. Often, people minimize their own trauma. Healing from trauma and PTSD is very possible!
Healing from Grief & Loss
In counseling, people can heal from grief and loss. Counseling can help you feel less alone while you are working through the death of a loved one.
I also provide counseling for people who are struggling with infertility and miscarriages.
Counseling for Anxiety & Stress
Counseling can help people work through whatever is causing anxiety and stress.
I also work with people to improve their self-esteem and self-confidence.
Healing from Addiction and Alcohol Abuse & Misuse
You can look at your current habits/use and determine what you want in your life. You can explore what motivates you to make changes and challenge negative thoughts that are keeping you stuck. Please see my addiction overview page.
Counseling Approaches & Techniques
I’m licensed as an LMFT (Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist), which used to be called a Marriage, Family & Child Counselor. (Lic # LMFT40414)
Please click on the link for more information about fees and insurance.
For health insurance companies, I am an out-of-network counselor/therapist. Some insurance companies will reimburse you for part of my fee. You can also get a list of Sunnyvale counselors from your insurance company.
Sunnyvale Office & Online Counseling
I usually see people in person at my Sunnyvale office, but recently I started to do confidential online counseling with people in California.
Counseling Office in Sunnyvale
My office is in Sunnyvale, California on Wolfe Rd., near El Camino Real. I’m also close to Mountain View, Cupertino and Santa Clara. There is a large parking lot, so parking is easy.
1021 S. Wolfe Rd., Suite 255
Sunnyvale, CA 94086