Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
and thank you for visiting my site.
have been practicing Marriage & Family Therapy (MFT) since 2002.
To date I have over 8,000 client contact hours, totaling over
10,000 hours of practice and education in the therapeutic realm.
I have a vast amount of experience in working with individuals
and all forms of relationships from couples to families and
have gained over 1000 hours working with groups geared towards
Empowerment, Teen Prevention, Substance Abuse & Recovery, Grief
& Loss, and Domestic Violence realm (both survivors and
have a Master's in MFT, and am in the process of completing
a PhD in Holistic Psychology. I feel fortunate to have been
placed on the path of Marriage & Family Therapy and Holistic
Health. Through my education and experience I have incorporated
these traditional and alternative methods to create a powerful,
practical, and realistic therapeutic approach. One that is designed
to support individuals to release dysfunctional thoughts, feelings,
and beliefs in an assertive way. At the same time setting specific,
realistic goals in order to maintain the discipline and commitment
to achieve overall, permanent shifts - in all aspects of life.
I focus on Relationship Growth
(all kinds), Individual Growth,
Grief & Loss, Childhood
Trauma, and Group Work, including
Camps for Adults and Young Girls. With each of these I use
the same concept: everyone has what they need inside of them
to work through any issue. And with each of these I use an integrative
approach of traditional and holistic methods.
The work I do is designed to create powerful and permanent growth.
Dr. Barry Green's philosophy
of "Healer, Heal Thyself", I am continuously processing and
investing in my own growth motivated by my belief that you can
never stop growing.
studied at Body Mind
College (BMC), where I have just about completed a Holistic
Health Practitioner (HHP) program. There I have learned various
body-mind modalities that focus specifically on balancing the
body and releasing mental, emotional, and physical stress. Seeing
the power in these tools has influenced an overall goal of getting
grounded - in all aspects of life, for my clients as well as
I take pride in having served as an apprentice to Dr. Green,
whom is an author, co-founder of five holistic schools, and
has over 40 years of personal and professional background as
an educator and practitioner in the body-mind field. Under his
guide, I have become one of only a handful of healers to earn
a Holistic Certification where we
are trained to assist others in deep, core level processing.My
personal and professional practice is centered around his 5
Stages of Healing process, which has brought tremendous
healing to many, many people throughout the years and there
is very little known about a healing that goes to a deeper level.
private practice is located in the
center of San Diego (Sorrento Valley), where I work with individuals,
families, and all types of relationships, and dedicate 10% of
my practice to the meeting those with lesser incomes.
the end of my intern hours, I worked at Family Foundations Program
(FFP), which is a prison designed for women and their children.
For almost two years, I worked on a daily basis with those in
recovery from substance abuse and criminal activity, including
facilitating groups with up to 28 individuals. It has shown
itself to be one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever
finding my path of the body-mind integration, I was completing
a doctorate at Alliant International
University (AIU), where I earned my MFT Masters degree.
I am not dedicating my time to the growth of others, I am doing
so for myself through music, art, and writing. Creating
is my therapy. My personal quest is to spread laughter and compassion
and to just enjoy life.
In 2011, combined with Dr.
Benjamin Caldwell to open Caldwell-Clark,
a Center for Individual and Relational Growth. Together, they
will bring lower cost counseling byway of the most effective
interns of Marriage & Family Therapy.
a mother with young children in the entertainment industry,
I have focused time and energy on creating the most positive
experience for them. Recently, I founded Conscious Hollywood
(@conscioushwood on Instagram
with the intention of creating a higher awareness and sense
of community in "Hollywood", especially for our youth
in the business. This has inspired me to create holistic and
powerful programs with the entertainment industry in mind (VIP
Healing Program™ and Emotional
Wellness Coaching for Actors).