I am a therapist who uses practical knowledge, is interactive, and solution-focused. My treatment approach is to provide support and feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. I incorporate a blend of conventional and alternative approaches, drawing upon a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. With sensitivity and compassion, I work with each client to help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve life goals and maximize personal growth...
Jodi has a Masters of Counseling from the University of Phoenix, earned in 1999. She received her B.A. from the University of Arizona in Family Studies in 1995, and has over 20 years of experience working with children, adults and families in Southern California and Arizona.
Jodi has worked with children in daycare and pre-school settings prior to entering the mental health field where she continued to work with children and their families, in their homes, schools and psychiatric hospitals. Jodi has also provided services to adults in a residential setting struggling with chronic mental illness and addiction, and has done extensive couples therapy work along with premarital counseling. Her true passion and strengths are working with couples to resolve their issues.
Jodi has extensive experience conducting mental health assessments and developing treatment plans for at-risk youth and their families. Jodi has been authorized to treat problem gamblers through the Office of Problem Gambling. She has also been trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD. Jodi is a CAMFT member in good standing and has also been a provider for the National Health Services Corps in the past.
Jodi has helped me work through some very difficult family issues. Without her I am not sure I would have been able to get through it.
I have been dealing with a great amount of anxiety. Jodi helped me with specific coping skills to get me through without having to rely on medications.
My husband and I have struggled off and on with our relationship, until we came to Jodi and she showed us how to look at our relationship differently. She gave us a calm caring environment in which we felt we could be ourselves. We felt that she was able to make us both feel equal and not take sides. We are very grateful for her help.