Family Matters Counseling & Assessment Services is located in the downtown area of Bakersfield, California. I provide quality therapeutic services to children of all ages, teens, adults, couples, and families. I have two interns (Sarah and Genevieve) who work for me and also see a wide range of clients.
As a Registered Play Therapist, I incorporate therapeutic games, art, and other activities into my therapy sessions (even with adults!) Children, in particular, are able to express themself best through play.
I teach Cooperative Parenting and Divorce groups that are approved by the Kern County Superior Court. I also provide co-parenting counseling and mediation, reunification therapy, and visitation recommendations/parenting plans as requested by the Court
I am expanding my services to also include life/wellness coaching. This service is offered via telephone so we can "meet" regardless of our geographical locations.
Some of the areas of treatment I specialize include:
- Depression and Anxiety
- Self- Esteem Issues
- Stress Management
- Anger Management
- Adjustment Issues
- Grief Counseling
- Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Abuse
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Unresolved Issues of Childhood
- Parent/Child Relationships
- Couples Counseling
- Co-Parenting and Mediation for Families of Divorce
- Therapeutic Supervision
- Issues Related to Attachment and/or Intimacy
- Parenting Support (from Pregnancy on)
- Postpartum Depression
- Developmental Disabilities
- Addiction and Recovery
- Communication Problems
- Sexual Issues
- Conflict Resolution
- Work and Career issues
- Life Coaching (e.g. Goal Setting)
As you can see, I work with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and situational issues. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help attain the personal growth and satisfaction they are striving for and deserve.