On the Soul:


"Fundamental aspects of life, such as art, sleep, sex, ritual, family ('roots'), parenting, community, health, and meaningful work are all in fact soul functions, and they fail and fall apart to the degree that soul diminishes."
Dallas Willard, Renovation of the Heart

On Grit:


"Grit in psychology is a positive, non-cognitive trait based on an individual's passion for a particular long-term goal or end state, coupled with a powerful motivation to achieve their respective objective." (Wikipedia)​

My goal is help each individual  bring GRIT to SOUL functions.

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a wife, a mom, a daughter, and a friend.  

Over the past few years I have worked in the schools with kids of all ages, in private practice with individuals and couples, and in a community mental health agency where I served low income clients and family reunifying after problems with child abuse. My passion is to help women understand the truth about their hearts and souls, and to help couples get to the heart of their marriages. 

What does Soul Grit mean?


41197 Golden Gate Circle, Suite 207

Murrieta, CA 92562









the spiritual or

immaterial part of a human being



courage and resolve;

strength of character

Speaking Engagements


I can design topics for women's groups, couples or family ministries, MOPS groups, youth groups and more. Call or email to talk about the speaking needs for your next event or workshop.

Client Forms

With 20 years of ministry experience as a volunteer and on church staff, I am happy to talk with you about how incorporating healthy spirituality into your counseling plan will help you reach your goals.


My Master's Degree from Western Seminary helped to prepare me for integrating faith with research-based counseling psychology methods. Since I hold a license with the state of California, I do not push religious beliefs on any clients. I do, however, believe that spirituality is a vital part of our overall health and I'm ready to talk about it with anyone who is interested.

Christian Counseling

Counseling for Individuals, Couples, and Families

Theoretical  Approach

I am most closely aligned with Cognitive Behavior Therapy, which helps people figure out the thoughts behind their feelings and actions.


If you can learn to think better, you'll start feeling better, too! I also rely on Family Systems theories, which are helpful in viewing your life as part of a unit. When one part changes, the whole system has to change--so even if you feel sure that your spouse (or brother, or mother-in-law, or boss) is the one that needs to change, small changes in your own behavior could lead to the desired result in the relationship. 

Healthy souls require grit.

Counseling for Couples and Adults in the Temecula Valley

The First Session

Feeling a little nervous about starting counseling?

Let me tell you a bit about what it will be like.


 Once you call me on my confidential voicemail line and leave your contact info, I will call you back to set up our first appointment. Sessions are 50 minutes long. The first time you come for an appointment, please arrive 10-15 minutes early so you can fill out an intake form, or come ready with your forms printed and filled out. You can find them under the "Client Forms" . This is just the basic info about who you are, where you live, who is in your family, etc. The first session is mostly about "getting the lay of the land." We can talk about policies and confidentiality, and you can give me the basics of your story and what brought you into counseling. At the end of the session we'll talk about where to go next, setting up your next appointment and taking care of any other details. Payment is due at the beginning of each session. You may pay by cash, check, or card, including HSA/FSA cards. If you have a co-pay, it will be collected at this time.

Payment and Insurance

What does Soul Grit mean?

About Soul Grit

If you want to figure out something in your life...
If you need healing from your past...
If you want peace in your family...
If you seek more fulfilling relationships...
If you wonder what God has to do with your life......


A qualified, empathetic counselor can help. 

Find out a little bit more about me on this website, and then contact me for a free phone consultation to find out if counseling is right for you.

Contact Soul Grit to get started.​

Soul Grit Marriage and Family Counseling Services, Inc.

Counseling is about becoming the person you want to be.

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Body Image

  • Parenting

  • Spirituality

  • Marriage Issues

  • Premarital Counseling

  • Ask about other areas of service

Informed Consent for Counseling Services

Client Intake Questionnaire

Notice of Privacy Practices

Authorization to Exchange Confidential Information

Please print your forms and have them ready for your visit. Select a form by clicking on the icon.

​Soul Grit is currently contracted with the insurance companies listed below. If we are not contracted with your company and you have out-of-network benefits, we are happy to provide a statement of services that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • MHN (Healthnet)
  • Tricare West


Please check with your insurance in advance to make sure they will reimburse this type of expense. Payment is due at the beginning of each session. You may pay by cash or check, or card (including HSA/FSA cards). Please call to discuss rates.