Like many in the healing and helping professions I was brought to this work while on my own path of discovery and self development. From a young age I have been committed to better understanding the human experience, especially what causes suffering and what brings about greater ease and joy. This lead to earning a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology in 2006, becoming a licensed mental health professional in the state of California in 2009, and completing numerous clinical and non-clinical trainings in various traditional and non-traditional modalities since.
Throughout my early adulthood I found that while I was gaining success occupationally, as well as in personal recovery from anxiety and struggle, I continued to feel unmet longing and difficulty in the relational realm of my life. The transformative experiences I’ve had getting effective help inspires me to help others in finding more authentic, empowering, and effective modes of relating to self and others. What I have lived, learned, and observed is that doing this inner and relational work is a revolutionary, and timely, act with a multitude of benefits that reverberate out.
In my psychotherapy practice I am able to draw upon my extensive training and experience using depth and psychodynamic, emotionally focused and attachment based, and, behavioral and cognitive clinical modalities. Additionally, I’m a certified Equine Interaction Professional in Mental Health (EIP-MH), a certified Feeding Your Demons® psychotherapy facilitator, and offer yoga therapy having completed formal teacher training with Katchie Ananda. My approach values presence, curiosity, the experiential, collaboration, sociocultural competence, a sense of humor, compassion, and realness.
My professional affiliations include:
The Daring Way (currently in process of becoming certified)