I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California. I’ve worked in the field of mental health since I was 22 years old, in the capacity of a therapist since 2006. Although I had been seeing a few clients in my private practice while working in community mental health, in mid 2015 I decided to grow my practice and start a new journey in private practice.
My specialties include working eith trauma and grief and loss. I have a special interest in working with life changes/adjustments, anxiety disorders and post partum anxiety and depression.
You can find me at live music venues, art shows, playing with my puppy (okay, grown dog), at farmers markets with my husband, 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. I began my career as a case manager after completing my under graduate degree, and since 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, and I worked in some of the most intensive residential and field based services within Los Angeles County. One of my last roles was as a Program Manager of a brand new program within Los Angeles County (Intensive Field Capable Clinical Services), where I worked alongside my director to both develop the structure of the intensity of services, and recruit and train the staff assigned to this program. Following that, I was an Assistant Director for Community Based Services, which included outpatient, school based, and intensive home based services (supervising both clinicians and clinical supervisors).
In addition to my work providing services, supervising, and training in community mental health services, I have worked as a consultant to Drug and Alcohol programs. My work as a consultant included identifying and developing curriculum for drug and alcohol abuse counselors, developing assessment tools and treatment plans, along with providing supervision to counselors delivering the services.