Seeking love keeps you from the awareness that you already have it-that you are it.
— Byron Katie
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Being a therapist fuels my passion for living a full and meaningful life and inspiring others.

Self-care and self-compassion are the core values incorporated in my work. I encourage people to engage in activities that bring them joy, develop space for inner-kindness, and practice new ways of being in the world.  

It is important to me that all my clients have a space to embrace who they are and to openly speak their truth.

Things I value in life:

  • Family

  • Friends

  • Education

  • Health & Wellness

Photo by  Levi Guzman  on  Unsplash

Photo by Levi Guzman on Unsplash

Some Things I Enjoy: 

  • Dancing

  • The Outdoors

  • Kickboxing

  • Music

  • Laughing (I snort when I laugh. It’s pretty great.) :)

  • Reading

  • Art

  • Pets

  • Journaling

MY APPROACH

My work supports youth, adults, and families to tap into their internal and external resources to heal and live more fully. 

I am not solution-oriented, meaning I am not here to tell you what to do. Instead, I focus on creating space for you to sit inside of complex, difficult emotions, and act as a mirror for you to see more deeply into the true nature of blocks, points of pain, patterns, and resistance.

I practice an eclectic and relational approach. I don’t ask my clients to be different in the present moment - I meet them where they are. I highlight strengths and draw attention to continued areas of growth in a compassionate way.

I establish a space of trust and respect, and connect heart to heart. The therapeutic relationship is key and I value the trust that is developed over time. 

I provide culturally sensitive and authentic therapy including the use of  talk therapy, humor, play, and expressive art media. I help individuals, children, families, and partners learn ways to communicate more effectively and find common ground. 

My mission is to empower you to live a more fulfilling life - a life you are proud to lead.

Experience/Qualifications

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT # 93946 in the state of California.

  • MA in Counseling Psychology at John F. Kennedy University

  • BS in Human Services at Cal State Fullerton.

My work as a therapist is grounded in:

  • Training in Counseling Psychology and Human Services

  • My experience working with youth and families dealing with complex trauma

  • Engagement in personal growth and healing practices such as: psychotherapy, dance, group fitness, Transcendental meditation,, journaling, ect.