I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been practicing since 2010.  I graduated from Chapman University's Marriage and Family Therapy Program and thereafter went on to receive extensive training in community mental health, mood disorders, behavioral addictions, and post-modern and somatic therapy techniques.  I also spent several years running residential and partial hospitalization mental health and eating disorder treatment programs.  I am a member in good standing of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.

I am passionate about helping people recover from their self-destructive habits and learn to handle their stresses with grace, self-compassion and a sense of humor.  My approach is flexible, compassionate, and focused on finding out what works best for each person.  My techniques incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness techniques, and somatic resourcing.

When Iā€™m not practicing therapy, I love to spend my time enjoying the outdoors and being with friends, family and my dog, PJ.  I love hiking, yoga, and true crime stories.  I believe that life is all about balance and seeking joy, especially during tough times.