Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Becoming a therapist is a calling for me – but it took me a long while to get here. I’ve worked in high tech, customer service, community relations, taught drama, movement and prenatal yoga. I’ve done my own personal soul searching, through therapy, yoga, meditation, spirituality, reading, and the list goes on. As a mom and a partner, I’ve struggled with loss, fertility, parenting and identity, not to mention how to balance it all in this fast-paced world.
All of these things are pieces to a puzzle – they all fit together to shape me into the therapist – and person -- I want to be. Perhaps as you’re reading this, you are considering your own puzzle pieces – all of the strengths and struggles and experiences that make you who you are.
I strongly believe that my clients are the leaders of their own journey, and that they have the strength and the power to heal. My job is to help illuminate the path to discovery and find meaning in life’s accomplishments and challenges.
With my clients, I work on a holistic and transpersonal level, meaning that the mind, body and spirit – and the world -- are intertwined and connected. I always take a mindful, non-judgmental, person-centered approach – ebbing and flowing with what the client needs in the present moment.
Areas of particular interest are: grief and loss, life transitions, attachment struggles, birth stories – your own or your child’s, prenatal & postpartum transitions, parenting challenges, anxiety & depression and group work.
M.A., Holistic Counseling Psychology, John F. Kennedy University
B.A., Drama, University of California, Irvine
Whole Birth ® Prenatal Yoga Teacher Certification
Completed 2020 Moms/Postpartum Support International Maternal Mental Health Training
Specialized grief counseling training through Hospice of the Valley
Masters Thesis: Disenfranchised Grief in Pregnancy Loss and Motherhood
Member of California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Member of Postpartum Support International (PSI)
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, MFC #107943