I have had the opportunity to work with young people, families, and adults in a variety of settings — a residential crisis shelter for troubled youth, a community mental health clinic, and my private practice — allowing me to gain a broad understanding of how mental health issues can impact people of all ages and from all walks of life in different ways.  


I received my Masters of Science in Counseling from Cal State Fullerton and completed my MFT training as a staff counselor at Casa Youth Shelter in Los Alamitos. 

I also hold a BA in Theater Arts from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MA in Acting from the Mountview Academy in London, England.

Certifications & Trainings

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the Board of Behavioral Sciences, LMFT #104537.

I am certified or trained in the following clinical practices:

o  Aggression Replacement Therapy (ART)

o  Seeking Safety (evidence-based treatment for trauma and/or substance use)

o   Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

o   Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

o   Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression

o  MAP (Managing and Adapting Practice)

My mind is a bad neighborhood I try not to go into alone.
–Anne Lamott