I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California. After over a decade of work in community mental health I realized I had zero patience for the politics of agency work and decided to take a the leap and expand my private practice to full time. So with only a handful of clients, in the beginning of 2015, I submitted my resignation from a managerial role and have loved working with clients ever since.
I primarily work with perinatal and post-partum depression & anxiety; I have a special interest in working with life transitions (good ones too), grief and loss, anxiety/panic, and trauma.
You can find me at live music venues, art shows, playing with my puppy (okay, grown dog), at farmers markets with my family, refining my foodie taste buds, or at home creating beautiful jewelry from copper wiring.
I attended California State University of Northridge where I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a Master of Science Degree in Counseling, emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. While I was working on obtaining my under graduate degree, I worked in an elementary school as a Teacher’s Assistant (now called para-educator). While in graduate school I began working with 0-3 age group on attachment work (which also became one of my internships). Since then, I have worked in a variety of settings providing individual, family, and group therapy, both in outpatient, in home, and inpatient facilities.
My work in community mental health services was very fulfilling for a long period of time. I worked in some of the most intensive residential and field based services within Los Angeles County in a variety of roles, including Program Manager and Assistant Director. Eventually, I realized I had gotten too far away from direct care and had no interest in the politics of management so I dove into the realm of my private practice and never looked back.
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