I believe that a person’s difficulties are best understood within the many contexts in which they live and/or grew up in (i.e. family, friends, relationships, school, work, media, spirituality, experiences, etc). What most people describe as “problems” or “symptoms” are often understandable responses to their difficult situation. I believe that everyone possesses the strength and ability to change and get through challenging life experiences. My role as your therapist is to help guide you through that process.
Depending on the client and the nature of the problem, I use the following models of therapy in my approach:
B.A., Psychology and Communications
University of California, Davis
M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy
Alliant International University, Sacramento
** Alliant International University is one of the leading MFT training programs on the West Coast and is the only COAMFTE-Accredited MFT program (the highest level of MFT accreditation in the United States) in Northern California.
Clackamas County Juvenile Department
Relationship Skills Center for Couples
Full Circle Treatment Center
Community of Recovery Resources
Pediatrician Office of Dr. Lakshmi Avala, MD
Private Practice of Dr. Sean Davis, PhD
Private Practice of Sonal Dhillon, M.A., LMFT
I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and moved to Northern California to attend college at the University of California, Davis. After graduating, I moved to Boston where I learned what it means to literally freeze your butt off! After a year on the East Coast and enduring one of the coldest winters the city had ever seen, I decided to move back to the warm weather and be closer to my family. I have been residing in Sacramento, California ever since and consider it to be home after living here for over 15 years.
My husband and I have been together for 16 years and married for 10 (so I promise you that I am not as young as you may fear!). We have a beautiful daughter who challenges us in the most incredible ways and has taught me more about myself than I could have ever imagined! In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading all genres of books, listening to music, watching movies, playing tennis, going camping, practicing yoga, and cheering on the Sacramento Kings.
Hello and thank you for visiting my website! I am a Licensed Therapist who specializes in working with individuals around a variety of issues. I also specialize in EMDR therapy for treatment of anxiety, panic attacks, and healing from traumatic experiences. As you go through my website, if you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask. I am available to answer any questions that may arise. Thanks and I look forward to working with you!