I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences. I received a Master of Science degree in Counseling from California State University, East Bay in 2008. I'm Perinatal Mental Health Certified and have advanced clinical training in EMDR and Somatic Experiencing. My specializations include perinatal mental health, adolescent mental health, and parenting.
I have over 14 years of experience providing therapeutic services to individuals and families throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and San Diego County. I have had the privilege of addressing barriers to mental, behavioral, and emotional well-being such as depression, anxiety, trauma, parenting struggles, and much more. My approach is attachment-based, strength-based, informed, compassionate, and collaborative. I believe in identifying and addressing unmet needs that lie underneath mental health symptoms in order to bring about sustainable growth and change. When not meeting with clients, I stay busy as a proud mom of two.
I am a lifelong learner and I am constantly seeking out information, consultation, and education that can help me better serve my clients. I believe that therapy works best when it feels entirely safe, collaborative, and authentic.