About Adrienne

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Masters Degree from Alliant International University, San Diego. I am a Marriage and Family Specialist. I have been working with children, teens, adults and families for over 30 years and my career experience spans from being a parent and educator to a coach/mentor for professionals, fellow students and parents. I counsel children, families, individuals and couples on all issues impacting one’s healthy and productive life-style. As a skilled professional in the field of psychotherapy and an experienced educator I am a compassionate and creative individual who demonstrates high standards and ethics foremost in counseling, mentoring and coaching, thus providing a creative, safe environment in which my clients can develop and re-discover the “self” that they want to be. Over the last 4 years I have been a member of The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapist (AAMFT) in addition to a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. (CAMFT) I am also a Registered Play Therapist and proudly hold membership in the Association of Play Therapy. I am the proud mother of 2 grown children and have been married for 31 years.

The world isn't always black and white...

A child seldom needs a good talking to as a good listening to.  ~Robert Brault


The best substitute for experience is being sixteen.  ~Raymond Duncan


Adolescence is a period of rapid changes.  Between the ages of 12 and 17, for example, a parent ages as much as 20 years. 

~Author Unknown


Adolescents are not monsters.  They are just people trying to learn how to make it among the adults in the world, who are probably not so sure themselves.  ~Virginia Satir, The New Peoplemaking, 1988 (experiential therapist)


Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.” ~Albert Einstein


A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.”

~Dave Meurer