I am an associate clinical social worker (ACSW) licensed in the state of California. I have experience working with adults, while specializing in anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, prenatal, postpartum, and infertility challenges. Helping young children overcome anxiety in order to live a more fulfilling life is also a passion of mine, and area of re-specialization.
My approach is strengths-based and solution-focused, allowing you or your child to make positive changes in the present moment. I utilize evidence-based practices, including cognitive behavioral therapy, problem solving therapy and motivational interviewing, with special attention to mindfulness.
Originally from Seattle, Washington, I studied at Seattle Pacific University before spending over a decade working on film sets and TV shows including Modern Family, The Office and Saturday Night Live. After serving as “unofficial therapist” for countless cast and crew members, I realized my calling and enrolled at University of Southern California to earn my Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. While completing USC’s program at an Honors Degree level, I interned at The Haven, helping homeless female veterans cope with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While there, I developed a group teaching mindfulness meditation, helping veterans find new ways to cope with PTSD. I spent my second year at USC’s Center for Work and Family Life, counseling staff and faculty. There I developed a workshop on healthy relationships, teaching participants about attachment styles, communication, and how to be the best version of themselves. In school, I spent nights and weekends becoming a Professional Certified Coach through theInternational Coach Federation’s prestigious program.
When I’m not in session, I love cooking, exploring new hole in the wall restaurants in Los Angeles, and spending time with my husband on our property in Joshua Tree.