Colleen currently practices as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in San Francisco and San Carlos. She is affiliated with Christian Psychotherapy Services and One Life Counseling Center. Her experience includes working with individuals, couples, children and their families in private practice, school settings, and a community agency that serves survivors of domestic violence. In addition to practicing therapy, Colleen enjoys giving workshops and seminars on various emotional health topics. She resides in the Bay Area with her husband and children.
Setting goals for success can be a great life skill. However, often the expectations of academic and professional competency can often lead to unbridled stress, anxiety and depression. In this workshop, we will explore the causes and identify skills that attendees can use to help themselves and others to manage, cope, and navigate through our culture's great expectations.
As children become adults, the dynamic between parents and children shift. It can often be filled with difficult emotions and be confusing or even frustrating. This workshop will address effective communication and various tools to use during this life chapter. Interactive discussion included.
Depression can look different from one person to the next depending on age and gender. This workshop will identify symptoms of depression in children, teens, and adults through the life span. Interactive discussion included. Co-presented with Alex Wang, PhD
This workshop will explore the needs of caregivers and ministry workers as they seek to care for the children, spouses, and seniors who suffer from depression. Interactive discussion included. Co-presented with Alex Wang, Phd
The teenage years can be a complex time filled with changes and emotions. This workshop is designed to help parents and youth workers understand the different emotional changes that occur during adolescence with a particular focus on how to identify signs and symptoms of depression in teens and practical resources to help with managing and coping.
The Bay Area has a unique culture that can strain the intimate connections of one's family life. This workshop will provide insight on how to thrive as a family in a fast-paced culture by learning how to stay emotionally and relationally connected to those you love throughout the different stages of a family's growth.
The Bay Area has a unique culture that can strain the intimate connections of one's family life. This workshop will provide insight on how to survive and THRIVE as a family in a fast-paced culture by learning how to stay emotionally and relationally connected to those you love. Practical tools for ministry leaders to implement with the families in their congregation.