Therapy Topics and Symptoms Treated


Help for Depressive Symptoms

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Many people experiencing overwhelming sadness ask me if I think they are depressed. Depression comes in so many forms and means different things to different people.  If you are asking that question, chances are that you are experiencing a feeling that you do not like to feel.  It would be helpful for you to seek some assistance in determining what depression means to you and how you can find healing and begin to feel more like yourself. I would be happy to be that person and we will sort out your feelings together.

Stress and Anxiety Symptoms

Stress is a part of everyday life and can be both a help and a hindrance to our well-being. As we adjust to various situations in our lives, stress can mount and become overwhelming. It is at those times that stress can turn to anxiety and sometimes we need a little help to get back on track. If you find yourself at the point of feeling overwhelmed by the stress in your life, I can provide you a safe place to sort out your thoughts, process your feelings, and make your way back to the real you.

Grief and Loss


There are many different losses than can cause grief in one's life. No loss is too great to overcome or too small to cause grief. I believe that you never "get over" your losses, but you can find healing by honoring those losses and your feelings around them. If you are ready to experience that healing, please contact me today. I work with with all ages and all types of loss, but have a special interest in those who have experienced loss due to foster care or adoption experiences.

Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy

I counsel couples the same way I work with any relationship. I help you to feel safe and secure in sharing your feelings with each other, and I help you understand and honor the feelings of the other person. You will learn how to help each other in the midst of stress and to always know the other person is there for you. In all situations, you will learn to consider whether your choices are helping build the relationship or tear it apart, and you will learn to always consider this before responding. I have completed an Externship and Core Skills 1, 2, 3, and 4 Training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.


Olive Leaf Family Therapy, Inc. is located at 6276 N First Suite #103, Fresno, CA 93710