About Maureen

I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) with extensive training and experience in a number of areas. My specialties include working with couples from the theoretical approach of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), children ages 7 and above, individuals struggling with the lingering effects of difficult and traumatic memories, anxiety and/or depression and with care-givers for loved ones suffering with memory decline such as Dementia and Alzheimer's. I am also certified as an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitizaton and Reprocessing) Therapist.

I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Northridge and my Master's degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy from Phillip’s Graduate Institute in Encino. I have worked as a therapist counseling children, couples & individuals for 15 years. My work in the local community and Ventura County, supporting parents, families and children spans over 25 years.

I co-founded the Simi Valley support group ‘ADD-SOS’ for individuals & families struggling with ADHD. I was a board member for a local chapter of CH.A.D.D., a national organization who's purpose is helping Children and Adults who struggle with ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder). 

My diverse background and clinical training includes working as a school-based counselor addressing the psycho-social and emotional needs of children and adolescents and working with families advocating for their child's individual needs in the school setting.

Simi Valley has been my home for 44 years where my husband and I settled to build our lives and raise our family.

I bring to my work a rich and diverse palette of life experience, advanced education and specialized training serving to deepen my understanding and ablility to help my clients through their struggles. I work very collaboratively with the tools and skills I've aquired, to meet your individual needs.  You will experience me as warm, caring and compassionate therapist while we work together creating the changes you're hoping for... with deeper connection and more loving relationships. You will feel more confident and fulfilled as you begin to experience greater success in many areas of your life. Clients typically feel a sense of relief and hope by the end of their first session.

Beyond the fullfillment I get with my work, I enjoy hobbies that connect me with nature including photography, hiking, gardening and camping.

Call today for a free telephone consultation at  (805)428-6655