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I have been working in the mental health field for the last 10 years.  Prior to starting private practice, I received clinical experience from The Center For Individual and Family Counseling, a community agency in North Hollywood.  There I worked with a diverse population including adults, children, couples, and families with a variety of challenges and received extensive crisis management training.  Additionally, I was an on-site therapist for Byrd Middle School working with students with depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem issues, bullying, self-harm issues and more. In addition to private practice, I have worked extensively around the country in low-income communities creating and implementing expressive arts programs for at-risk youth and adolescents. I design programs that foster expression through various art forms like songwriting, drama, improvisation, movement, and spoken word. Working in various settings such as schools, probation camps, and boys and girls clubs has allowed me to work with youth (ages 6-18) in communities where access to the arts and opportunities to explore one’s feelings are stifled.  Due to my musical and artistic background, I incorporate these creative methods with clients when appropriate.

The Clinic

About Me


Master of Science in Counseling-Marriage Family Therapy

California State University, Fullerton

The Drama Therapy Institute of Los Angeles

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama and Criminology, Tisch School of the Arts

New York University

Add'l Training & Seminars

EMDR Trained & Certified with EMDRIA

Attachment Focused EMDR (AF-EMDR) with the Parnell Institute


Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Gestalt Therapy with The Pacific Gestalt Institute

Couples Therapy with David Shepard, Ph.D., CSUF

Career Counseling with Mary Read, Ph.D., LMFT, CSUF

Substance Use and Addictions with Dallas Stout, Psy.D., CSUF

Child-Centered Play Therapy with Ph.D., LPCC, CSUF


Professional Affiliations

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

EMDR International Association

Dissociative Disorders Consultation Group

National Vulvodynia Association

Chi Sigma Iota-Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society International



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