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About Adrienne

Lic. No. LMFT 53035

About Adrienne



child with special needsBackground:

I have been passionate about serving the needs of children, teens, and families for over a decade.  I also enjoy working with adults on an individual basis who are seeking healing and change.  Relationship issues, in the form of romantic, platonic, family relationships, and work relationships are all areas when I can be most effective with my clients.  

I use a strength-based approach to empower my clients (both children and adults) who are struggling with symptoms related to depression, anxiety, grief, and other issues.

I believe strongly in the benefit of Parenting by Connection and have been trained through Hand in Hand.  I use the approach as a lens to view parent-child and parent-teen relationship struggles and behaviors and find the interventions to be powerful and healing tools for families.

Specialization in Special Needs Issues:

Prior to my professional role, I worked at a local agency providing assessment, support, and Regional Center-funded services to children, teens, and adults. Additionally, I gained experience working in a Special Education classroom and at a summer recreation program catering to children/teens with developmental delays.


Through these experiences, I gained a deep knowledge of the local resources relevant to individuals with Special Needs and their families. I have witnessed the ways in which families are impacted by their struggles with meeting the needs of their child with Special Needs and witnessed the joys felt when their efforts pay off.



I have been working in the counseling field since 2003.

North Peninsula Family Alternatives

Coastside Mental Health

 Achievekids of San Jose

Weekend respite counselor/activity coordinator at PARCA

Independent living skills assessor/ counselor at PARCA

Special Ed Class Volunteer at Ulloa Elementary


University of Santa Clara

B.S. in Psychology


University of San Francisco

M.A. in Counseling Psychology



MFC 53035 - Issued by CA Board of Behavioral Science 2013


Professional Association Memberships:

CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists)

SCV-CAMFT (CAMFT of the Silicon Valley)



Certified Sibshop Facilitator

Certified Prepare Enrich Couples' Facilitator

Child First Aid and CPR