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I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) with a masters degree in Clinical Psychology as well as a doctorate degree in International Psychology.
I specialize in treating teens and adults in their 20’s and 30’s. This age group often identifies as millennials. Most of my clients feel like they have a decent life with a solid career, good friendships, a lively social life, and romantic relationships. Yet, more often than not, there remains a pervasive uncertainty about one’s purpose or meaning in life coupled with a pressure to achieve. This frequently leads to feelings of anxiety, sadness, confusion, and dissatisfaction.
My approach is active, engaging, and free of judgment. I slow you down so that you are able to more clearly see your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and make changes where appropriate. Life moves quickly and slowing down is essential to understanding patterns that impede growth and the ability to live the life you desire.
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
- Ph.D., International Psychology
Antioch University, Los Angeles, CA
- M.A., Clinical Psychology
University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI
- B.A., Social Welfare
I received my internship training at the prestigious Maple Counseling Center in Beverly Hills with a focus on individual and couples therapy. I was a peer supervisor during my second and third year of training and return several times a year as a guest lecturer.
I am trained in client-centered, attachment-focused EMDR by Laurel Parnell of the Parnell Institute as well as TRM® Trauma Resiliency Model® Level 1. I have conducted both trauma/resilience, and organizational systems research and training around the world to include Japan, Brazil, Haiti, and East Africa.
I am a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the Edward A. Bouchet Honor society, Yale University.
Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I worked in Management and HR at a private estate for over a decade. I am the president and cofounder of a nonprofit organization, tobeginagain.org, which brings about an awareness and education for both parents and caregivers of abandoned children on attachment-based needs to ensure healthy brain development.
I am on the board of directors at Haven Rescue Home in Kenya, Africa. The home provides a safe place for pregnant and abused adolescent and young women.