IMF # 83840

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

"You can't change where you started, but you can change the direction you are going."

                                                                                 -Napoleon Hill

My Areas of Expertise: It is a common thing that a large majority of individuals need help; the uncommon thing is most do not admit it, and very few ask for it. My goal is to assist individuals who may be experiencing maladaptive behaviors and beliefs that interfere with his or her quality of life. Together we will work through the behaviors and beliefs that cause dysfunction and work on more adaptive behaviors and beliefs to improve his or her quality of life in a more productive and adaptive manner. My focus is on working with individuals, families, couples, and children. I am a dedicated and supportive therapist who is committed to the client's success in a safe non-judgmental, goal-oriented environment.
Education: M.S. in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Phoenix. B.S. in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.
Languages: English
Supervised by: Carisa Sherwood, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT#48768


IMF # 81112

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

"With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world."

                                                                         - Dalai Lama

My Areas of Expertise: My areas of interest include treating adults, children, adolescents, and families experiencing issues which can create problems in the school, community, and home setting. I provide individual and family therapy to address all types of issues including anxiety, depression, hoarding, parenting, co-parenting, panic attacks, school issues, relationship issues, family communication, conflict management, parent/teen conflict, and anger issues. I have a great respect for and experience working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.
I work to find the best style of therapy for you and your goals. My theoretical orientation draws on cognitive behavioral theories and a psychoanalytic approach, allowing me to create the right blend of past and current focus, and help you make progress with your concerns.
I am a certified administrator for Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), which is a tool used to identify personality traits and preferences. This tool is beneficial in individual, family, and couples therapy.
Education: M.S. in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Phoenix. B.S. in Psychology from Grand Canyon University.
Languages: English
Supervised by: Carisa Sherwood, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT#48768


IMF # 89103

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

"If we hope to go anywhere or develop ourselves in any way, we can only step from where we are standing. If we don't really know where we are standing... We may only go in circles..."

                                                                - John Kabat-Zinn

My Areas of Expertise: We are the only constant in our lives. People, places, things, and circumstances inevitably come and go, but we can never escape ourselves. Whether we like it or not, it’s true what they say: “wherever we go, there we are.” And yet, I have found that in our busy culture, few people have actually had the opportunity to get to know themselves. Instead, we power on toward our next goal or task, unknowingly tripping over old habits and unresolved issues in the process. Although it is often a difficult transition or situation that brings individuals to therapy, my hope is that during the therapeutic process individuals would have the opportunity to get to know themselves – exploring their unique history, values, strengths, and priorities – and that they would leave armed with skills, self-awareness, increased resilience, and the ability to navigate their present challenge in a way that feels right and meaningful to them. To that end, my approach to therapy is collaborative, supportive, explorative, and insight-oriented. I come alongside clients in the midst of their transitions and provide a safe, confidential environment where they can unpack, examine, and explore their emotions and beliefs. Often we address stress and anxiety, anger and depression, grief and loss, values and purpose, or marital and interpersonal struggles in the process. Therapy ends when the client has achieved his or her desired goal, but the process of self-exploration and the relationship with oneself continue long afterwards, deepening over time. I look forward to meeting you, learning about you, and supporting you in your journey toward health and healing.
Education: M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from National University. B.A. in Psychology from Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan.
Languages: English
Supervised by: Carisa Sherwood, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT#48768



Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

 “Our wounds are often the openings into the best  and most beautiful parts of ourselves.”         

                                                                                     -David Richo

My Areas of Expertise: At some point in our journey through life we often face obstacles or barriers we can’t seem to overcome on our own. I believe that we each hold within us the tools to thrive and grow. My goal is to help you find those tools within yourself. Through learning new skills and sharpening old ones we have forgotten we gain self-confidence and the inspiration to take the next step. I hold the therapeutic relationship as sacred creating a space for self-exploration and self-discovery. Together we can work through any struggle. I have a background working with people from all walks of life.  I am passionate about working with individuals, couples, families and children. My approach has elements of solution-focused theory, cognitive behavioral theory and experiential theory. I truly believe in the therapeutic process and the impact it can have on ones life.
Education: Currently enrolled in a COMFTE Accredited Couple and Family Therapy Master's program at Alliant International University, Sacramento. B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Humboldt.
Languages: English
Supervised by: Carisa Sherwood, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT#48768



Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

​​“I want to love you without clutching, appreciate you without judging, join you without invading, invite you without demanding, leave you without guilt, criticize you without blaming, and help you without insulting. If I can have the same from you, then we can truly meet and enrich each other.”                                                                                             -Virginia Satir

My Areas of Expertise: I take an eclectic approach to therapy, utilizing approaches and techniques from many theoretical perspectives. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship and the amount of transformation and growth that can be achieved when both client and therapist are committed to the process. I appreciate the courage and commitment it takes to grow and change and I will use my skills to facilitate your therapeutic journey in a supportive and empathic environment.
Education: Currently enrolled in a CACREP accredited Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master's program at The University of Alabama. B.A. In Child Development with a minor in Psychology from California State University Sacramento.
Languages: English 

Supervised by: Carisa Sherwood, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT#48768



Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

My Areas of Expertise: I have spent many years working with children ranging in ages from 3 to 18, including children with special needs, in both academic and recreational capacities.  I have a passion for helping children and their families and I draw upon my own experience as a father and a husband when doing so.  My travels through life have brought me into contact with a very diverse group of people and I enjoy learning and growing from these experiences.
I believe that we all have the power within to grow and develop into the people we want to be and I would like to work in partnership with individuals, couples, and families to help them achieve their vision.  When I am not working with others I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and working on my 2nd degree black belt.
Education: Currently enrolled in an accredited Marriage and Family Therapy Master's degree program at National University. B.A. in International Relations and Political Science from the University of California, Davis.
Languages: English
Supervised by: Carisa Sherwood, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT#48768


Marriage & Family Therapist Trainee

Supervised by: Carisa Sherwood, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT#48768


Marriage & Family Therapist Trainee

"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at  change."

                                       - Dr. Dwane Dyer

​My Area of Expertise:​ ​ Each person has very unique characteristic and experiences, so I believe in customizing my apporach.  I utilize ideas and techniques from a variety of theories and practices such as psychodynamic, Jungian, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapies (ACT) and others.  I also enjoy utilizing symbolis,, visualization and creative expression in therapy work. 

I collaborate with individuals, couples, children/teens and families to determine patterns and obstacles in their lives.  We can work together to find ways in which to cope. modify and change potentially unhealthy thoughts and behaviors.  My goal is to help clients walk their respective paths in a healthier, more empowered way.

It is my desire to provide a nurturing, safe and supportive environment.  I have strong multicultural awareness and seek to work with a variety of background, cultures, experiences and beliefs.  My own cultural background reflects bicultural experiences (Hispanic/American) and I have knowledge of Latin cultures.  I also have past volunteer experiences related to suicide/crisis and hospice patients.  I look forward to continued growth in this field.  It is an honor to be able to work together with clients regarding matters that are deeply personal and life-impacting. 

Education: Currently finishing a Master's' degree in Counseling Psychology program at National University, with a focus on Marriage and Family Therapy.  B.A. in Psychology from National University.

Languages: English, Minimal Spanish.  

​Supervised by: Carisa Sherwood, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT#48768

Life Practice Counseling Group, Inc
A non-profit counseling agency offering fees on a sliding scale.
Days, Evenings, and Weekends
Phone Numbers: Sacramento (916) 300-6576 /  Stockton (209) 915-4212


IMF # 89970

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

"The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are."

                                                                        - Carl Jung

My Areas of Expertise: While I have a graduate degree and training in clinical psychology, I believe that you are the expert when it comes to your lived experiences. Far too often, our well-told tales leave out unique exceptions that may seem trivial but might point to a new way of examining and understanding our lives. I see my role as a co-author, helping you develop an alternate-yet perhaps more authentic- personal history so that you may move forward with courage, confidence, and hope. I have experience working with clients in a variety of settings and helping them to address a range of issues, including recovery from addiction, depression, anxiety, navigation life transitions and resolving interpersonal conflicts. I am especially interested in providing couples counseling, psychotherapy for men, guiding men and women through midlife transitions, and supporting individuals and their families in recovery from addiction.
Education: M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles.
Languages: English
Supervised by: Carisa Sherwood, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT#48768

Meet our Bradshaw Counseling Office Staff:



Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

              "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined."
                                                                        - Henry David Thoreau

My Areas of Expertise:  My areas of interest include working with adults, couples, and families.  I have extensive history working with culturally diverse populations, severe mental illness, crisis intervention services, assessments, and evaluations.  My theoretical orientation and experience have led me to use a cognitive behavioral approach.  However, I am able to adjust my approach and technique to what best fits my client's needs.  I am also CPR-first aid certified by American Red Cross. 
Education: Currently enrolled in at National University.  I am working on my Masters in Counseling Psychology with a focus on Marriage and Family Therapy.  B.A. in Psychology from California State University, East Bay. 
Languages: English
Supervised by: Carisa Sherwood, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT#48768

3336 Bradshaw Road #215, Sacramento, CA 95827


(916) 300-6576

Hwy 50 & Bradshaw Counseling Office

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Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

​“Just because someone stumbles and loses their path, doesn’t mean they are lost forever, sometimes we all need a little help.”                                                                                         -  Professor Xavier

My Areas of Expertise: This quote matches well with my personal philosophy towards therapy. I personally feel like anyone and everyone can benefit from therapy, and seeking the assistance of a therapist is in no way admitting failure or defeat, but is rather having the courage to ask for assistance during a bumpy stretch on the path of life. I feel that marriage and family therapists are in the unique position to not only join with clients on their path, but to also lighten their load and make the bumpy stretches on the path a little easier to navigate. I am open to working with people of all walks of life, and am particularly drawn towards working with members of the LGBT community. I believe that everyone experiences the world with different perspectives, and because of this, they are the only ones capable of telling their story. With this in mind, I tend to operate out of a narrative therapy approach and a strength based solution focused approach, allowing clients to share their story at their own pace as they are comfortable. Trust and comfort are both key parts of a healthy client/therapist relationship, and I strive to create a safe space where clients can feel comfortable connecting.  
Education: Currently enrolled in a COMFTE Accredited Couple and Family Therapy Master's program at Alliant International Univeristy, Sacramento.​

Languages: English
Supervised by: Carisa Sherwood, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT#48768


Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee


              "Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves  come when life seems most challenging." 

                                                               -Joseph Campbell

Areas of Expertise:  As a therapist, I see my role as existing in two parts: a guide and a companion.  In my life, I have seen these two roles poses great power in the process of change both for myself and those around me.  There are moments in our life’s journey where what we need most is to be guided in the direction of where we want to go, and there are moments where what we need most is support along that path.  I believe my strength is knowing when to weave between these two roles.  Each of us will experience a moment in our lives life where we will look at what it takes to elevate ourselves to a higher level.  We may ask ourselves questions like; do I have what it takes? and what do I need to make the next decision in my life?  I believe that therapy is a place where we can ask these questions and find the answers from within ourselves—for inside each and every one of us is an agent for change.  My preferred style of therapy draws upon the integrated approach which adapts therapy from the various techniques and disciples in the field of therapy.  My experience working in social services has afforded me the ability to see firsthand the diversity of our community and it is my desire to be adaptable to modify the therapy experience in a way that may best meet the needs of my client.
Education: Current graduate student at National University working towards a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy.
Languages: English
Supervised by: Carisa Sherwood, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT#48768