About Bonnie

Social Worker 
A little about Bonnie's professional life... She graduated from California State University, Sacramento in 1998 with a MSW (Master of Social Work) with a focus in Health.  She has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW23344) in the State of California since 2006. 

Bonnie's experience has primarily been in hospital and outpatient healthcare, adult mental health, and substance abuse treatment.  In these settings she dealt with various issues, such as domestic violence, medical trauma, end of life decision-making, divorce, grief and loss, death, palliative care and hospice, and disability advocacy. 

Bonnie's experience gives her a unique perspective which she believes can support your healing journey. She is eclectic by nature and draws upon various therapeutic approaches depending on your personal therapeutic needs. Compassion and empathy are always foundations in therapy. 

It is an honor to support individuals as they face life's biggest challenges.

Bonnie believes in your human ability to survive and thrive. 

Grief and loss are an inevitable part of life, inter-woven through all of life's challenges and joys. 

If the saying "time heals all wounds" does not feel quite right for you, Bonnie understands. Time can allow for a certain amount of a "distance cushion" from the loss, and typically a decrease in the intensity of the emotional  waves, but the pain of certain losses may always be there.  While the process of grief has identifiable "stages," which have been studied and written about extensively, the experience is unique for each of us

The stories we tell ourselves about our experiences may help us heal or keep us stuck in pain processes unnecessarily.  Sorting out the stories with a professional can help.

Certain people come into our lives, with perfect timing, bringing just what we need for growth at that time. Those relationships may be relatively brief, or last a lifetime. I believe connecting with the right therapist can be one such example. It is not always the first therapist you meet. If you are searching for someone to talk to about your difficulties, please don't give up.    

Ultimately, it is the ability of the human spirit to heal that brings about positive change and growth. Bonnie's goal is to support that process.                                                                            
Writer
If you are a client please discuss Bonnie's writing blog with her in session prior to reading. 

Bonnie is exploring Healing Through Writing and Creativity.  If you'd like to visit her Wordpress Writer's Blog click here: Bonnie's Writer Blog

Inspired by dreams and life experiences, Bonnie is writing fiction, poetry, and memoir with themes of grief, loss, healing, and growth.