I believe that through creativity, connections with ourselves, relationships with others, and laughter, everyone can find their own balanced healthy life. Together, we will take a practical holistic approach to identify what is working for you and what is no longer useful.
Your past influences who you are today, so we’ll work through old thoughts and integrate new patterns into the present. I use my intuitive empathy to be a compassionate therapist who also holds you accountable. I want to collaborate with you on your goals so you can live the life you want!
I obtained my undergraduate degree from UC Santa Cruz, in the History of Art and Visual Culture and Psychology. After taking a few years off to decide what I wanted to do (AKA existential crisis) I began studying to become an Art Therapist and Marriage and Family Therapist at Phillips Graduate Institute in Chatsworth, California.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and a Registered Art Therapist through the Art Therapy Credentialing Board. I am also a Clinical Supervisor. I have worked in a private practice, counseling centers, intensive outpatient programs, and partial hospitalization programs; specializing in eating disorders and addiction along with other mental health diagnosis.
In-person versus Online Therapy
My office is in Orange County, California. If that location is not accessible for you, then Telehealth via video sessions may be a solution for you. A free 15 minute consultation can determine if online therapy is a fit for you. Telehealth is confidential, HIPAA compliant, and an easy commute!
Meet Oliver, my therapy dog!
Animals are proven to decrease stress levels and their unconditional love allows us to show up for them being the absolute best versions of ourselves. He is a purebred standard poodle (because I am allergic to dogs that shed) and he has been AKC trained. He is very tall but loves to cuddle and definitely still a puppy.