I consider myself very lucky to be working as a therapist.
Every day I have the opportunity to meet and talk to interesting people with real challenges. I get the chance to be a part of someone’s journey and help them grow, heal and evolve into the person they want to be. My work has allowed me the opportunity to see the untapped strength that exists in all of us.
My clinical experiences have enabled me to build a practice that is diverse in focus and flexible in treatment.
I’ve helped couples to communicate more effectively and create more satisfying intimacy and closeness. And I’ve helped families to make sense of their adolescent’s emotional challenges.
I’ve helped individuals better understand the relationship between physical health and emotional health. I have provided therapy around issues such as eating disorders, substance abuse, sleep, and sexual health.
I’ve helped people heal old wounds by providing individual and group therapy for survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and childhood sexual trauma.
I’ve also been an educator; teaching at USC’s School of Social Work as an adjunct professor, leading workshops and trainings on the campuses of the University of Southern California, and the California Institute of Technology, and at local high schools.
My goal is to create a safe, nurturing environment for clients to explore their current challenges. I tend to use a combination of cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic approaches in my work.
I help my clients develop healthy coping mechanisms, manage stress and anxiety, and build strong and fulfilling relationships with others.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board of Behavior Sciences, California LCS 26771
RELEVANT EMPLOYMENT California Institute of Technology Health & Counseling Services
University of Southern California Center For Women and Men
EDUCATION Master of Social Work, University of Southern California Phi Kappa Phi, Dean Award Clinical Placements: Peace Over Violence and City of Pasadena Human Services and Recreation
Master of Public Administration, University of Southern California Phi Kappa Phi Bachelor of Arts Dickinson College Major: American Studies Minor: Women’s Studies Women’s Studies Award
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS National Association of Social Work Glendale Area Mental Health Professionals Association