Since I was was a child, I have experienced deep emotions and empathy for others. My experiences have molded me and helped me to realize that I can utilize my understanding of the world coupled with my empathy and intuition to support the growth of others. I have been working in the field for over 5 years and have experience with children, teens, adults and families. During this time I have worked in a variety of settings that have addressed anxiety, stress, life transition, depression, recovery, crisis, mood disorders, family discord, existential crises, school/career concerns, emotional disturbances, self-harm, suicidal ideation, parenting and psychosis.
My credentials include a Bachelors in Psychology from California State University, Sacramento, a Masters in Counseling Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and Domestic Violence Advocacy Training. I have completed additional trainings and workshops in Brainspotting, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Expressive Arts, Hakomi, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, the Therapeutic Triangle, TF-CBT and the Comprehensive Resource Model.
I provide culturally sensitive and LGBTQ+ Affirmative therapy to teens and adults in our community. My approach is holistic, which means that I take a person's mind, physical being, social self, spirituality and emotional health into consideration during treatment. I believe that working from this perspective allows me to create a safe, inclusive and non-judgmental space for you to process and explore all of who you are.