"I’ll help empower you with new ways to understand your emotions and relationships."
In my work with clients from diverse backgrounds, I found that the mental and emotional wellbeing and stability requires a holistic approach considering each individual’s experiences and needs. I treat the whole person using systems-based, person-centered, evidence-based, and creative therapies. My belief is that by nurturing wholeness, a deep personal understanding, and healing, therapy can help foster lasting and positive change.
I have served populations ages ranging from two to eighty years of age, and including substance use, trauma, bereavement, psychotic and dissociative disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, adults with disabilities, severe anxiety and panic, depression, personality disorders, as well as foster and homeless youth and their families. My educational background in marriage and family therapy and clinical art therapy, along with my passion for this work, and both personal and professional experiences have allowed me to develop a wide range of approaches that can be tailored to the needs of each individual person. I believe that collaboration in the therapeutic process is key as each person is the expert in their own life.
I received my master’s degree in marriage and family therapy with an emphasis in clinical art therapy from Loyola Marymount University. I have received training and experience from a broad range of settings, including psychiatric hospitals, school-based services, community-based services, group homes, and substance use clinics. I have a special interest in trauma-informed care and creative therapies. I look forward to joining you on your journey of growth, healing and wholeness.