Hi, I’m Anita.
People often ask me how I could listen to problems all day. My response: I have a comfortable chair…just kidding. There’s nothing more rewarding than to hear my clients’ stories and to help them achieve their deepest desires and goals.
I may be biased, but I think I have the greatest job in the world. The saying, “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life” aptly describes how I feel about coaching and therapy. Now if I could just get someone to do my paperwork, I’d be fully “retired”!
The story of how I got here is simple. When I was a teacher living and working in Phoenix, I attended a talk on relationships. As I listened to the talk, I grew more and more fascinated by the topic. I felt a connection to what the speaker was saying and had a desire to learn more. That was my “Aha” moment, the moment I knew I wanted to follow this new path to help people with their relationships.
I went on to pursue my Master’s in Marital & Family Therapy at the University of San Diego, where my passion for learning about and working with couples grew. As I continued to support various populations and help with their problems, my love for couples’ work only increased. As the years passed, I also noticed how my couples had similar problems. I wondered, “Is there a way to prevent this pain?” And that’s when I also started focusing on singles and those not yet married – to help them find a good partner and do as much prevention of the common problems as possible.
I founded Relationship Reality 312, Inc., to focus exclusively on romantic relationships – from getting one to maintaining one. I use cutting-edge research in my work to bring you the latest information and tools to help you achieve a happy and successful relationship.
Don’t delay – invest in your love life today
My approach works. Let me prove it.
Credentials & Qualifications
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Level 2 Certification in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Trained in Discernment Counseling (for couples on the brink of divorce)
Certificate in PREP (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program)
M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego
M.Ed. in Secondary Education from Arizona State University
B.A. in English and Religion from the University of Iowa
Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
Clinical Fellow of the Illinois Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (IAMFT)
Member of the Board of Directors for IAMFT
Board Liaison to the IAMFT Networking & Fundraising Committee