Welcome to the beginning of a new chapter in your life! You have chosen the right place to start this journey! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in California. I received my Master's degree in Counseling with specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from San Diego State University in 2012.
I believe in empowering clients so they can live their best lives which includes, developing nurturing and healthy relationships, self-awareness, confidence, and purpose. My approach to therapy is collaborative and client- centered. I draw from Solution-Focused principles and Narrative Therapy practices to support you in re-writing your personal story and overcoming the challenges that keep you feeling stuck. Using these frameworks, I am able to see my clients separate from their problems– privileging their values, strengths, skill sets, and resources.
My clinical experience includes the treatment of depression, anxiety, co-occurring disorders, and the "isms" (racism sexism, ageism, genderism, etc.). My vision includes ending the stigma in BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) communities regarding seeking mental health services by increasing access, awareness and visibility.
It is a courageous choice to seek therapy and I strive towards making therapy a meaningful, healing experience.
Shontell Turntine, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist