Growing up isn’t easy, especially with the constant pressures of social media and post pandemic adjustment! And as a parent, it can be hard to know how to best support your child. I help children, teens, and their families to tackle life’s challenges as a team by building stronger relationships, improving communication, and supporting each family member’s unique needs. In our work together, my hope is that you and your child will gain valuable tools and insight while you explore what a meaningful and healthy life will look like for you and your family.
– Olivia Prinz, MA, AMFT
I also help individuals who are struggling with grief to make sense of painful losses and move forward with peace and purpose. Nothing feels more difficult than “letting go” after a significant loss, as grief can leave us feeling paralyzed and adrift. Reconnecting to ourselves and reimagining the connections we’ve had to those that are gone can be a transformative and healing process. It would be my privilege to support you as you navigate the complexities of grief and find new meaning and wholeness.
“To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way they are, right here and now. Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.”
-Fred Rogers, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
I received a Bachelor of Science in biology with a minor in developmental psychology from George Fox University, a private liberal arts college near Portland, Oregon. After graduating, I tried out several helping professions (EMS, personal training and coaching, teaching) and found the common thread to be a sense of joy and purpose in compassionately connecting with people and hearing their stories. This created a desire to pursue a career where the basis of my daily work was building up these connections and working intentionally on relationships as a source of help and healing. With this in mind, I decided to pursue further education in marriage and family therapy through Alliant International University in Sacramento where I completed my Master of Arts in Marriage and Family therapy. I am a registered associate Marriage and Family Therapist #137029 under the supervision of Sean Davis, PhD, LMFT #45885.
Prior to joining the Davis Group, I worked in a community based organization providing residential care to women and children experiencing homelessness. As a therapist and case manager there, I worked with individuals of all ages (from 18 months to 70 year olds!) on issues such as substance abuse, parent-child relationships, grief, complex trauma, identity exploration, mood disorders, and living with chronic illness. The diversity of the clientele and the complexity of their problems pushed me to increase my clinical skills and creativity in the therapy room to meet the unique needs of each person. I also gained a love of family work and have found working with parents and kiddos to strengthen their bond, create healthier structure, and improve the cohesiveness of the family unit to be incredibly rewarding.
- Complex trauma
- Grief and loss
- Parent-child relationships: I have experience using both parent-children interaction therapy (PCIT) and attachment based techniques
- Play therapy and art therapy techniques
- Adolescent identity development
I love all things West Coast and outdoors! I was raised in Northern California and spent most of my 20s in the Pacific Northwest, exploring the abundant lakes, mountains, and rivers whenever I had a chance. Now my husband and I go out to the coast or up the Sierras nearly every weekend and I have a hard time sitting still if the sun is shining! I’m also an avid runner and enjoy spending time racing around in the woods, exploring all the trails. When I’m at home, I enjoy reading, baking, snuggling with my pup, and watching basketball and football with my family.
Please complete the online intake paperwork before your first session. It takes a while to complete – plan on about 30 minutes – but having this information prior to your arrival helps me make the most of our time together. If the person seeking treatment is a child or adolescent, please fill out the “child/adolescent” paperwork; otherwise please complete the “adult” paperwork. Lastly, only complete the “Release of Information” if requested once we begin meeting. I will provide you with the password.