Hey I'm Mandy. I am a therapist committed to supporting others.
I am an open and empathetic listener who can help you gain insight and offer support. I believe therapy is a collaborative process between the client and the therapist. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker originally from Northern California. I have experience working with people of all different backgrounds and professional settings. I have practiced in mental health agencies, schools, non profits, and the juvenile court system.
Seeking therapy is a strength not a weakness.
Reaching outside yourself for support takes courage. Navigating and sustaining healthy relationships can be tricky. Learning to be kind and compassionate towards yourself is even harder. I believe therapy can be transformative and a powerful tool to help build a meaningful and purpose driven life.
In your corner.
As your therapist, we can work together to help you with issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, trauma and relationship struggles. I offer an open minded and non judgmental approach. I believe that true change comes from a strong alliance between client and therapist. Therapy is not an action that is done "to you" but a journey we are on together.
Healing wounds and promoting well being.
My hope that together, we can get you to a place of peace, balance and happiness. I believe in the deep healing through EMDR and have seen first hand the amazing transformation in clients addressing distressing events or past traumas. I am an EMDRIA approved EMDR Therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy) trained by the Parnell Institute which specializes in Attachment Focused EMDR.
I offer a BIPOC & LGBTQ+ Safe Space. For your safety and convenience, I offer in person and online services. I'm proud to be part of the West Coast Therapy Collaborative in Encinitas, California.
I look forward to connecting with you!
Master of Social Work, San Francisco State University
Bachelors of Social Work, Sacramento State University
Attachment Focused EMDR Trained
BBS License #28681