I graduated from the University of California Irvine, with a Bachelor's degree in psychology in 2006 and then received my Masters in Clinical Psychology with a Specialization in Eating Disorders from Antioch University of Los Angeles in 2010.
I have worked in the mental health field for 10+ years in a variety of treatment settings, including school based therapy, in home, residential treatment and facilitated psycho therapy and support groups.
I am a compassionate professional specializing in grief, eating disorders and addiction. I believe everyone has the capability to make positive changes that will help enhance their quality of life and I am privileged to be a part of that first step. What is unique about my practice is that I bring a wealth of personal experience as an individual who has overcome personal struggles and the passion to help others do the same. These experiences have helped me grow and have humbled me to be a more sensitive and empathic therapist to anyone that comes into my office.
I enjoy working in a field that offers me the amazing opportunity to meet new people and help them find happiness and fulfillment in their lives. I am grateful to all of the people who have shared their experiences and their wisdom with me over the years, and I continue to learn from the honesty, openness, and bravery of my clients everyday.
My approach focuses on creating a safe environment where individuals feel comfortable sharing their experiences. I want my clients to learn how to feel good about themselves while working through some pretty difficult issues.
I believe that we all possess innate and unique strengths. Unfortunately, during difficult times, we sometimes lose sight of our positive qualities. I aim to help you identify these strengths, utilize them , and build upon them during times of struggle or conflict.
I tend to utilize an "eclectic" approach to treatment, which combines a variety of therapeutic models and techniques. Most commonly, I incorporate concepts of Interpersonal Therapy, Psychodynamic, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but WE decide what best fits your needs.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #93809