Registered ACSW # 32757
California State University, Long Beach–Master of Social Work
California State University, Long Beach–Bachelor of Arts in Social Work
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
American Counseling Association (ACA)
|-Adult Children of Alcoholics||– Grief/Loss|
|– Depression||– Anxiety|
|– Self-Esteem||– Life Transition|
|– Adolescents||– Young Adults|
Connie has worked extensively with youth and young adults to help address issues of substance abuse, depression, anxiety, conduct disorders, and self-worth. She also has experience working with adults struggling with grief/loss, depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues and life transitions. Connie has served in her church facilitating the journey of growth and healing through small groups, support groups for recovery and bereavement, and spiritual-growth classes for adults.
Connie has a heart for helping people of all ages embrace their story as a means of finding healing and purpose in their lives. She recognizes that the experiences and events of our lives are the shaping tools used by our Creator to direct our path. She counts it a privilege to be a part of the healing process of others as they explore their life story and begin to restore hope to their lives. She places a high value on integrating prayer and faith in her practice.
Because of her own experiences, Connie has great compassion for children and adults whose experiences include trauma and abuse. In recent years, her story has led to the discovery of her own adoption and reunification with her birth mother. Connie pulls from all of these life experiences and her education to provide a sensitive and caring counseling environment that is client centered.
Connie has been married to her husband, Brian, for 23 years. They have two wonderful adult children, a lovely daughter in law, and three amazing granddaughters. In addition to enjoying her family, she enjoys spending time in nature and photography.