Make an Appointment: [email protected] | 209.831.8520

  • banner image

    About Carolyn

    Carolyn provides counseling services to ages 3 and up facing depression, anxiety, trauma, and life transitions. As a counselor, she facilitates deepening relationships and communication for individuals, couples and families. Her background in theater allows a unique insight into the world of non-verbal communication and play which is so much a part of being a child, old or young. Theater has also enhanced her ability to guide in developing the ability to express their emotions and needs.


    My Education & Experience

    I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (113105) in the state of California and a Regestered Play Therapist (T1546) with the Association for Play Therapy. I have been practicing since 2009. I graduated Summa cum Laude from California State Hayward with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts and earned my Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology in 2010.

    My therapeutic focus is on an emotional awakening of connection, purpose, and responsibility, which leads to awareness, acceptance, healing, understanding, and growth. I consider myself a champion of healthy marriage, play at all ages, and a holder of hope.

    I also support my client’s strengths including any beliefs in powers greater than themselves. I have experience working with those who are non-denominational, Christians, including members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and am open to non-Christian belief systems as well.


    • Play therapy
    • AAPT Level 1
    • Trauma Focused CBT for children
    • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Externship
    • Gottman Couples Therapy Studies


    • 2021-2022 Director on California APT Board
    • Contributor to “Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children, Adolescents, and Families, VOLUME 4”
    • Community presentations on Girl Bullies, Couples Relationships, and Women and ADHD
    • Art therapy with children in a group setting (Young Rembrandts)
    • Groups for teen girls on the topic of depression
    • Presenter at 2015 International Play Therapy Association Conference
    • Support personnel at Survivor Day Conference, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention,
    • San Francisco Bay Area
    • Support personnel at Gottman’s Seven Principles for Making a Marriage Work Workshops
    • Youth leader outside of the therapy room


    1. Gifted Youth
    2. Trauma
    3. Creativity
    4. ADHD in Women & Girls
    5. Relationships

    Personal Interests:

    I enjoy singing, art, cats, and nature. I have been described as open, caring, and cheerful. I’m looking forward to learning more about you.