I would love to help you achieve the life YOU were meant to live. I believe connection is necessary for healing and growth. Connecting with me provides another perspective, tools to help you achieve your goals, and the possibility of real change.
I have diverse clinical experience with adolescents, young adults, women, and families dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. I am also passionate about creating a safe space for the LGBTQ community.
I earned my B.A. in Psychology from Chapman University and received a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #89496 as well as a Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #2476.
In therapy with me, you will be learning more about what keeps you stuck in shame and I will help you find tools toward moving forward in your career, relationships and personal life. I am genuine, open-minded, light-hearted, and love connecting with others on a deeper level. I am trained in psychodynamic therapy which allows us to connect unconscious motivations of our current behaviors and how we relate to others. I can be directive and offer tools, however, I will always meet you where you are at in your own process. My approach is eclectic, pulling from different modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectal behavior therapy (DBT), somatic therapy and mindfulness.
What to Expect
The first few sessions, you and I will be getting to know each other and will come up with common goals for therapy. Therapy sessions are weekly for 50 minutes at a time. I can accommodate longer sessions as needed, typically 1.5 hours for family or couple session, and will let you know the fee to reflect the increased time.
For teen clients, I request both parents to attend the first session to obtain a family history and clarify any questions or concerns.