Helping traumatized individuals and distressed couples


Welcome to Affirmative Counseling & Therapy!

Thank you for your interest in my therapeutic services and private practice! I am glad you have arrived here. If you have ever experienced trauma or a distressed relationship, then you have come to the right place for help.

Making the decision to seek professional support is a courageous step that may bring up many questions. I will assist you in finding answers and I will assist you to determine what is most beneficial for you. In a relaxed and informal fashion, I will help you find answers from within to identify the changes you want to make in your life, then support you throughout the process with compassion and respect. In a nurturing, supportive environment, we focus on seeing new and different options. Together, we realize solutions that work for you.

Please have a look around my website. I encourage you to explore my services and gather as much information as you need to make an informed decision to start your therapy. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by phone or email

The decision to seek counseling can change your life. If you decide to begin your journey, please know there is hope and help available to start making the changes you desire and deserve.

I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know you!

Best wishes,



Professional and Caring

  • Approach: My therapy approach is trauma-informed, open-minded, emphatic, and personalized. Our interactions will be genuine and strengths-based. 
  • Cultural Sensitivity: In addition to extensive cultural experiences and trainings, I am bi-cultural and bi-lingual (Swiss/German). Sessions can be conducted in German.
  • Modalities: Therapeutic techniques draw from Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Informed CBT, Humanistic Psychology, and Motivational Interviewing. I am trained in the Gottman method for couples therapy.
  • Licenses: I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in California. If you are a student, please contact me if you are interested in clinical supervision.

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Transparent and Convenient

  • Office Hours (8-8-7): Chances are your life is packed and busy. To accomodate a variety of schedules and circumstances, office hours are from 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week. 
  • Sessions: Regular standard sessions last 50 minutes. Upon request, 90 minute  sessions are also available. Initial 30 minute consultation sessions are always free and there is no obligation.
  • Forms of Payment: Cash, all major credit/debit cards, checks, money orders, and NFC contactless systems (such as Apple Pay) are welcome. Please note: At present, I accept private pay only (I do not accept insurance payments).

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Comforting and Safe

  • Location: Centrally located in Hillcrest, San Diego, the office is a secured building that provides a confidential, comfortable, and safe environment. There is ample free parking available in front of the office.
  • Infants and Children: Please feel free to bring your infant(s) to session. Small children not part of therapy must be supervised by an adult and may play in the waiting room.
  • Air Purification: A three stage advanced air purifier system provides fresh and clean air in the office every time you arrive. 
  • Aroma Therapy: Upon request, you have the option of supplemental aroma therapy during your session.
  • Dogs: Pets can be a great comfort in therapy. Please talk to me about bringing your dog to session. 


Start here. It's quick and easy.


  • Determine if and when you are ready to start your personal therapy. Contact me today, I may have an opening available!
  • Consider if you would you like to come in for a free initial 30 minute consultation or start with a full session.
  • If you have questions, please feel free to contact me by phone at 619-851-2541 or email



  • When you are ready to start, please call or text at (619) 851-2541, or...
  • E-mail me at
  • I will answer your communication as soon as possible to schedule or confirm our appointment.



  • Come to the office at our set day and time. For driving directions, click here.
  • For the first meeting, please arrive a little early to fill in a few forms.
  • Please make yourself comfortable!